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UPDATE 5-The Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:29

Statement on the False Reports Concerning Unlawfully Detained Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka

The following statement was issued by Mr. Nizar Zakka's attorney in the United States, Mr. Jason I. Poblete regarding false statements reported by various news agencies on February 22. 

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US LPR Zakka Meets With Iranian Prosecutor, Lebanese Ambassador to Tehran

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Monday, 20 February 2017 16:06

logoA leading Lebanese newspaper Al-Nahar reports that U.S. Legal Permanent Resident Nizar Zakka recently met with Lebanon’s Ambassador to Iran, Ambassador Fadi Haj Ali, as well as an Assistant Iranian prosecutor assigned to Mr. Zakka’s matter. 

At the request of Nizar’s Iran legal defense team, information was provided that a U.S. NGO - International Relief & Development - is not an entity of the U.S. government. According to Al-Nahar, an Iranian appeals court is supposed to hear an appeal in the near future. The Zakka family remains hopeful for the prompt and unconditional release of Mr. Zakka.

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UPDATE 4-Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Internet Freedom Advocate Nizar Zakka

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 18:06

The following statement was issued by Mr. Nizar Zakka’s attorney in the United States, Mr. Jason I. Poblete related to Nizar’s unlawful detention as a hostage in Iran’s Evin detention facility.

Nizar Zakka began a hunger strike on December 8, 2016 to raise awareness about his plight as well as others being unlawfully imprisoned by the Iranian government. 

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War Survivors Seeking Claims Should Get Paperwork in Now

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Tuesday, 27 December 2016 18:18
KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

The President finally signed off on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017 officially establishing the Guam World War II Claims Fund. An article from KUAM News discussed the beginning of the program as war survivors seeking claims are being urged to get paperwork in sooner rather than later. 

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UPDATE 3- Zakka Starts Hunger Strike, Demands Unconditional Release

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Thursday, 15 December 2016 16:20

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

The following statement was issued by Mr. Nizar Zakka's attorney in the United States, Mr. Jason Poblete related to Nizar's unlawful detention as a hostage in Iran's Evin detention facility.

On December 8, 2016, Nizar began a hunger strike to raise awareness about his plight as well as others being unlawfully imprisoned by the Iranian government. Mr. Zakka was detained by Iranian officials in September 2015 in Tehran and has since been held hostage by the Iranian regime. Since that time, Nizar has been subjected to not only physical and psychological torture, but he has also been denied much needed medical attention and consular services.

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Guam War Claims Program Authorized by Congress

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Monday, 12 December 2016 15:04

On December 8, 2016 the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 passed in both the House and the Senate. The enactment of the legislation includes the creation of a Guam War Claims Program. 

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"Cuba al día" by Martí News - US and Cuba Hold Fifth Bilateral Commission Meeting

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Thursday, 08 December 2016 16:38

On December 7, Martí News discussed the Fifth US-Cuba Bilateral Commission Meeting held in Havana on “Cuba al día" with Tomas Cardoso and Cary Roque Cardoso.

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Al Arabiya Interview on Nizar Zakka's Kidnapping and Unlawful Detention in Iran

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Wednesday, 09 November 2016 15:48

As the Iranian Foreign Minister visited Lebanon, Nizar Zakka's attorney in Washington, DC, Jason Poblete, answered questions on Middle East and North Africa News Station Al Arabiya about Iran's kidnapping of Nizar on September 18, 2015.

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UPDATE 2- Nizar Zakka Celebrates 2nd Birthday as a Hostage in Iran

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Friday, 04 November 2016 13:15

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka

The following statement was released by Mr. Nizar Zakka's attorney in the United States, Mr. Jason Poblete on the continued unlawful detention of the US Legal Permanent Resident as he celebrates another birthday in Evin Prison.

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UPDATE 1-The Continued Unlawful Detention of Nizar Zakka, Unconditional Release on Humanitarian Grounds Urged

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 14:47

Almost a month has passed since the government of Iran sentenced U.S. Legal Permanent Resident Nizar Zakka to 10 years in captivity and fined millions of dollars. Mr. Zakka was unlawfully detained by Iranian officials in September 2015 in Tehran and has since been held hostage by the Iranian regime. In addition to the denial of due process, Mr. Zakka has yet to receive necessary medical attention as his health has rapidly declined and becomes more critical. 

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