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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

UPDATE 9- Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

Nizar Zakka, U.S. Legal Permanent Resident and Internet Freedom Advocate, Begins 5th Hunger Strike The following statement was issued by Mr. Nizar Zakka, who has been detained at Evin Prison in Tehran since September 2015, regarding his continued unlawful detention by Iran.   Prior Statements and Releases UPDATE 8- Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention … Continue reading UPDATE 9- Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

UPDATE 8- Statement on Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

Congress Introduces Resolution Urging Unconditional Release of Nizar Zakka and all U.S. Persons Held Unlawfully in Iran On May 4, several members of Congress, including the Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs' Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), introduced H. Res. 317, a resolution calling for the unconditional … Continue reading UPDATE 8- Statement on Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

Liberty Fund Applauds Introduction of Nicaragua Anti-Corruption Bill in the U.S. Senate

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex) yesterday re-introduced the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017 (NICA Act), a companion to the bipartisan measure spearheaded by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) in the House. "Corrupt government officials in Nicaragua, as should all political leaders in Latin America, must understand that access to the U.S. market -- … Continue reading Liberty Fund Applauds Introduction of Nicaragua Anti-Corruption Bill in the U.S. Senate