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CONGRESSIONAL HEARING: Holding Cuban Leaders Accountable

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 17:16

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, the House Committtee on Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on National Security held a hearing, led by Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Ron DeSantis, to discuss the Administration’s Cuba policy, review the 1996 shoot down of the Hermanos al Rescate (Brothers to the Rescue) humanitarian aircraft, and examine human rights violations by the Castro regime.

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Confiscated Property in Cuba is Being Sold in Miami

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:02

Nearly 60 years ago, American’s living in Cuba were forced to flee the island as Fidel Castro took power and began expropriating property. They left Cuba with the notion that they were not abandoning their homes and property, and had every intention of returning to the island in the near future. The new regime was quick to criminalize those that were forced to flee the island and declared that any property left behind was now owned by the Cuban government. 

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UPDATE 22- Zakka Family Appreciates Efforts By President Trump & U.S. Congress

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 13:54

Statement on the Trump Administration's Efforts to Secure Release of Hostages in Iran

Zakka Family Appreciates Efforts By President Trump & U.S. Congress

The following statement was made by Nizar Zakka’s attorney in the United States, Mr. Jason Poblete following the announcement of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA:

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UPDATE 21- Zakka Family Thanks Congress For Their Efforts

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 15:01

Statement on the Continued Unlawful Detention of

Internet Freedom Advocate/Prisoner of Conscience Nizar Zakka

Earlier today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee convened to markup H.R. 4744 - Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act, which was passed by the Committee and now goes to the House Floor for a vote. The measure, if passed by the House, would impose additional sanctions with respect to serious human rights abuses of the Government of Iran, and on Iranian officials involved in hostage-taking of U.S. citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents.

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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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CONGRESSIONAL HEARING: Holding Cuban Leaders Accountable

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, the House Committtee on Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on National Security held a h... [More]

Confiscated Property in Cuba is Being Sold in Miami

Nearly 60 years ago, American’s living in Cuba were forced to flee the island as Fidel Castro took power and began expropriating ... [More]

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