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UPDATE 24- Son of Hostage in Iran Meets Secretary Pompeo

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 15:13

Zakka Family Appreciates Continued Support Of The U.S. Government

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UPDATE 23- Zakka Family Appreciates Continued Support of the US Congress

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 21:18

Earlier today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism held a hearing titled, "The Status of American Hostages in Iran." Mr. Omar Zakka, the youngest son of Mr. Nizar Zakka, testified before the Committee on Nizar's ongoing unlawful detention.

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MIAMI HERALD: Foreign Investment in Cuba Might Be At Risk If US Allows Lawsuits Over Confiscated Property

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:40

Ever since the passage of The Helms-Burton Act in 1996, Title III of the provision has been suspended by every President, preventing lawsuits in U.S. courts against foreign companies conducting business on property in Cuba subject to a U.S. certified Claim. Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified the Congress that instead of suspending Title III for 6 months, it would only be a 45-day suspension during which the Administration would conduct a careful review.

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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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