U.S. Must Do More to Secure Nizar Zakka’s Unconditional Release
(Washington, D.C.) This week marks a year since Mr. Nizar Zakka, a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident, was taken hostage in Iran by members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Earlier today, PobleteTamargo LLP issued a statement urging the U.S. government to help secure Nizar’s immediate unconditional release. That statement is available here.
PobleteTamargo LLP has since learned that the “court” which tried Mr. Zakka has now issued a 60-page verdict and sentence. Mr. Zakka’s U.S. attorney, Mr. Jason Poblete, issued the following statement urging U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations Ambassador Samantha Powers to ask for Mr. Zakka’s unconditional release when they speak with the Iranian delegation during the UN General Assembly this week.
The following news articles discuss the unlawful detention and verdict of Mr. Nizar Zakka:
- Washington Examiner –Iran Raises Stakes With 10-Year Sentence For U.S. National
- Wall Street Journal – Iran Sentences U.S. Resident to 10 Years in Prison on Spying Charges
- Reuters – Lebanese man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in Iran: lawyer
- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – Iran Sentences Lebanese IT Expert To 10 Years In Prison
- Associated Press – US resident gets 10-year Iran prison sentence
- The Washington Post – Relatives of Western prisoners in Tehran try to lobby Iranian president at the U.N.