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NBC News: New Head of US Embassy in Cuba Faces Critical Road Ahead

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Monday, 12 February 2018 16:18

The newly selected Chargé d’Affaires for the US Embassy in Cuba, Mr. Philip Goldberg, officially began work at his diplomatic post in Havana on Saturday. The change in representation at the US Embassy in Havana comes during a major transition in Cuban history as their government is set to take on new leadership in the coming months. Not only will the governmental authority change, but the United States has recently announced the development of an Internet Task Force, which the Cuban Government has strongly protested. 

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UPDATE 20- Zakka Family Statement on Continued Unlawful Detention

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Monday, 29 January 2018 16:17

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

The following statement was issued on behalf of Mr. Nizar Zakka's family by Mr. Zakka's lawyer in the United States, Mr. Jason Poblete, on January 26, 2018.

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

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 15:39

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.

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Heartbreaking Stories Emerge as Embassy Mystery Halts Trips From Cuba to Tampa

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Monday, 13 November 2017 15:57

In response to the health attacks on American Diplomats in Cuba, six weeks ago, the U.S. Embassy in Havana ceased issuing visas to Cubans wishing to come to the United States. As stories of many of those Cubans seeking U.S. visas begin to emerge, PobleteTamargo attorney, Jason Poblete discussed the State Department’s decision in an article published in the Tampa Bay Times.

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

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 19:13

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.

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

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Monday, 16 October 2017 14:45

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:

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

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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 update is from Mr. Zakka's family regarding his current health situation, which continues to deteriorate.

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

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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 have unjustly detained."

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

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Monday, 28 August 2017 14:03

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

Mr. Nizar Zakka issued the following statement upon the continuation of his detention:

Read more... [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

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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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