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Ros-Lehtinen and Sires Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to the President Urging Invocation of Global Magnitsky Law in Support of the Nicaraguan People

The following press release was issued by Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) on December 1, regarding The Global Magnitsky Law. Cosigners include: Senators Marco Rubio, Robert Menendez, Ted Cruz, Bill Nelson, and Reps. Ed Royce, Eliot Engel, Paul Cook, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Washington, DC) – U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Albio Sires (D-NJ) were … Continue reading Ros-Lehtinen and Sires Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to the President Urging Invocation of Global Magnitsky Law in Support of the Nicaraguan People

The Daily Star: Zakka Takes Case to UN Human Rights Commission

The family of U.S. Legal Permanent Resident and Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka, who is currently imprisoned in Tehran, have taken Mr. Zakka’s case to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. The Daily Star, a publication which reports on Lebanese and regional news, published the following article on November 29, discussing these developments. Zakka Takes Case … Continue reading The Daily Star: Zakka Takes Case to UN Human Rights Commission

Telaraña de Albanisa Está en la Mira de Estados Unidos, Dice Experto

El siguiente artículo fue publicado por La Prensa el 5 de diciembre de 2017. Jurista de EE.UU., Jason Poblete, explica el alcance de propuesta de congresistas en el caso de Nicaragua La carta enviada por un grupo de congresistas y senadores al presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, en la que solicitan investigar y aplicar … Continue reading Telaraña de Albanisa Está en la Mira de Estados Unidos, Dice Experto

Nicaraguan Authorities May Be Abusing Legal Processes to Intimidate Opposition Leaders in Jalapa Nueva Segova

Last week attorneys with the Global Rule of Law and Liberty Legal Defense Fund (Fund) were contacted by Nicaraguan attorneys and civil society leaders about an incident of violence associated with local elections in the municipality of Jalapa of Nueva Segovia. You can read about the matter here. According to local leaders who contacted the Fund, … Continue reading Nicaraguan Authorities May Be Abusing Legal Processes to Intimidate Opposition Leaders in Jalapa Nueva Segova

Thanksgiving Day Message from Nizar Zakka, A Prisoner of Conscience & Hostage in Iran’s Evin Prison

The following is a Thanksgiving Day message to his family, friends, and other supporters from Mr. Nizar Zakka, a hostage and prisoner of conscience being held in Iran's Evin Prison: Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends and the American people for their support, without their support I would have never been able to … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Message from Nizar Zakka, A Prisoner of Conscience & Hostage in Iran’s Evin Prison

Experts: Nicaragua Electoral System Needs A “Comprehensive” Overhaul

(Alexandria, Virginia) After last week's municipal elections in Nicaragua, Global Rule of Law and Liberty Legal Defend Fund (Fund) attorneys and fellow lawyers in Nicaragua are concerned for the safety and well-being of opposition leaders. In a report by a team of 60 electoral experts and other Organization of American States, Electoral Observation Mission (OAS/EOM) officials … Continue reading Experts: Nicaragua Electoral System Needs A “Comprehensive” Overhaul

White House considers Nicaragua sanctions for Venezuela links

According to a story in McClatchy News, Trump administration officials recently met with Venezuelan opposition members "to urge the White House to sanction Nicaragua and a company whose joint venture they say is helping to prop up the government in Caracas, according to multiple sources familiar with the conversations." Read more here. If Venezuelan opposition leaders are … Continue reading White House considers Nicaragua sanctions for Venezuela links

UPDATE 19- Zakka Family Appreciates Efforts By Sen. Cruz And Sen. Leahy, Others

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate & Hostage Nizar Zakka The Senate today approved S.Res. 245, a bipartisan resolution calling on the Government of Iran to release unjustly detained United States citizens and legal permanent resident aliens, and for other purposes. On behalf of Mr. Nizar Zakka and his family, Mr. Zakka's … Continue reading UPDATE 19- Zakka Family Appreciates Efforts By Sen. Cruz And Sen. Leahy, Others

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