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UPDATE 18- Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Hostage Nizar Zakka On behalf of Mr. Nizar Zakka and his family, Mr. Zakka's lawyer in the United States, Mr. Jason Poblete, issued the following statement: Iran negotiated in bad faith, including using innocent civilians such as Mr. Zakka as political leverage during the … Continue reading UPDATE 18- Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

UPDATE 17- After Two Years, Zakka’s Health Continues to Deteriorate

Thursday, 21 September 2017 14:18 Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Hostage Nizar Zakka This week marks the second year that Internet freedom advocate and prisoner of conscience Nizar Zakka has been unlawfully detained in Iran after being invited by Iranian authorities to speak at an ICT Conference. The following … Continue reading UPDATE 17- After Two Years, Zakka’s Health Continues to Deteriorate

UPDATE 16- Nizar Zakka, Two Years Unlawfully Detained in Iran

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:38 Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Hostage Nizar Zakka On September 19, 2017, at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump said  "[i]t is time for the [Iranian] regime to free all Americans and citizens of other nations that they … Continue reading UPDATE 16- Nizar Zakka, Two Years Unlawfully Detained in Iran

UPDATE 15a- Iran Renders Another Opinion in Zakka’s Case Affirming Prior Judgement

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Hostage Nizar Zakka Monday, 28 August 2017 14:03 Mr. Nizar Zakka issued the following statement upon the continuation of his detention: “If you’re traveling to Iran on business or pleasure, let my case be a lesson and a warning to others considering visits to … Continue reading UPDATE 15a- Iran Renders Another Opinion in Zakka’s Case Affirming Prior Judgement

UPDATE 14- After Learning of Son’s Testimony, Congressional Resolution, Zakka Breaks Hunger Strike After 33 Days

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Prisoner of Conscience Nizar Zakka After Learning of Son's Congressional Testimony, Congressional Resolution, Nizar Zakka Breaks His Hunger Strike on 33rd Day US Legal Permanent Resident and Prisoner of Conscience in Iran, Nizar Zakka, concluded his 33-day hunger strike after learning of his son's … Continue reading UPDATE 14- After Learning of Son’s Testimony, Congressional Resolution, Zakka Breaks Hunger Strike After 33 Days

MEDIA ADVISORY – Son of Hostage in Iran Nizar Zakka, Omar Zakka, Will Testify in Congress

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa will be holding a hearing, "Held for Ransom: The Families of Iran’s Hostages Speak Out" to discuss American citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents being held hostage by Iran. The son of Nizar Zakka, Omar Zakka, will testify in Congress today. Mr. Nizar Zakka’s … Continue reading MEDIA ADVISORY – Son of Hostage in Iran Nizar Zakka, Omar Zakka, Will Testify in Congress

UPDATE 13- Fourth Week of Hunger Strike Zakka Says “Liberty or Death…there is no turning back”

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Prisoner of Conscience Nizar Zakka 4th Week of Hunger Strike Zakka Says:  “liberty or death … there is no turning back” U.S. Legal Permanant Resident, Internet Freedom Advocate and Prisoner of Conscience Nizar Zakka has begun the fourth week of his hunger strike protesting the … Continue reading UPDATE 13- Fourth Week of Hunger Strike Zakka Says “Liberty or Death…there is no turning back”

UPDATE 12- As Nizar Starts Third Week of Hunger Strike, Family Pleas for Humanitarian Release

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka As Nizar Starts Third Week of Hunger Strike, Family Pleas For Humanitarian Release Fifteen days ago Internet freedom advocate Nizar Zakka started his fifth hunger strike in Evin Prison to protest inhumane treatment at the hands of Iranian captors who have held him hostage … Continue reading UPDATE 12- As Nizar Starts Third Week of Hunger Strike, Family Pleas for Humanitarian Release

UPDATE 11 – Nizar on Fifth Hunger Strike, Now “Open Ended”

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka Nizar On Fifth Hunger Strike, Now “Open Ended” Nine days ago Internet freedom advocate Nizar Zakka started his fifth hunger strike in Evin Prison to protest inhumane treatment at the hands of Iranian captors who have held him hostage since September 18, 2015. Unfortunately, … Continue reading UPDATE 11 – Nizar on Fifth Hunger Strike, Now “Open Ended”

UPDATE 10- Nizar Zakka Begins Fifth Hunger Strike, Iran Responds With Torture

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka Nizar Begins Fifth Hunger Strike, Iran Responds With Torture  Internet freedom advocate Nizar Zakka started his fifth hunger strike in Evin Prison this Tuesday. Nizar issued the following statement today: “I will not sign a forced confession or accept anything less than my … Continue reading UPDATE 10- Nizar Zakka Begins Fifth Hunger Strike, Iran Responds With Torture