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

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Friday, 28 July 2017 16:07

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

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

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 14:00

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.

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Venezuela Sanctions – America ‘Will Act’ If Maduro Passes New Constitutional Assembly

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 18:42

Following an unofficial referendum held on Sunday, July 16, in which millions of Venezuelans voted in opposition to the decision by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to hold a constitutional assembly that would essentially rewrite the nation’s constitution, United States President Donald J. Trump issued a press release calling for free and fair elections for the people of Venezuela.

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UPDATE 13- Fourth Week of Hunger Strike Zakka Says "Liberty or Death...there is no turning back"

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:11

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”

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

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Monday, 10 July 2017 17:10

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

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UPDATE 11- Nizar on Fifth Hunger Strike, Now "Open Ended"

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 17:31

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka

Nizar On Fifth Hunger Strike, Now “Open Ended”

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

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:20

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka

Nizar Begins Fifth Hunger Strike, Iran Responds With Torture

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

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 20:00

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. 

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UPDATE 8-Statement on Continued Unlawful Detention of Zakka

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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 release of United States citizens and legal permanent residents being held for political purposes by the Iranian regime.

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Can ‘Dealmaker’ Trump Resolve the Decades-Old Cuba Property Claims Problem?

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In 1959, as the Castro regime took control of Cuba, they nationalized all property owned by Americans on the island. This remains one of the largest uncompensated confiscations of American owned properties in U.S. history. Resolution of the claims which arose out of those expropriations remains a major obstacle towards normalizing relations with Cuba.

Though the Obama administration announced the renewal of diplomatic relations, and held approximately 4 meetings with the Cuban government to discuss a claims resolution, little to no progress was made towards reaching a settlement. As a new administration takes shape in the White House, many claimants have renewed hope that a deal may be coming in the near future.

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