Nizar Zakka

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Nizar Zakka said : “I knew that my fellow alumni, along with my family, advocated and worked for my release and they never, never forgot me,” “The Riverside Military Academy brotherhood, along with the fortitude I learned at RMA, helped me on many dark days” External link

accesswdun Monday, October 14, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Hassan Nasrallah ) : “My release came following negotiations carried out by the Americans,” “Iran freed me after coming under US pressure and then credited (Hezbollah leader) Hassan Nasrallah because I am Lebanese” External link

yalibnan Monday, September 30, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Hassan Nasrallah ) : “My release came following negotiations carried out by the Americans,” “Iran freed me after coming under US pressure and then credited (Hezbollah leader) Hassan Nasrallah because I am Lebanese” External link

yalibnan Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Hassan Nasrallah ) : “My release came following negotiations carried out by the Americans,” “Iran freed me after coming under US pressure and then credited (Hezbollah leader) Hassan Nasrallah because I am Lebanese” External link

yalibnan Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “They detained me as a way to tell the Americans that there’s a difference between signing the nuclear deal and opening up to the world” External link

alarabiya-en Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : “I felt as if they were family and I want to keep my relationship with them,” External link

voanews Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "I really ask President Trump to not leave Xiyue behind and other Americans behind, please," External link

npr Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “The credit goes to the Lebanese state, which has proven that it is truly strong and that it preserves the right of every Lebanese,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 17, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka added : “Lebanon is for all its sons without discrimination,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 17, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

timesfreepress Monday, June 17, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

timesfreepress Monday, June 17, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka told ( about President Trump ) : "In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "We heard some stories. Some people told me that they saw him. It wasn't confirmed stories" External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “There are friends at the embassy who are calling to check” External link

arabnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “I represented technology, social media, and internet freedom,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “It was easy for Iran to do a favour for Lebanon. It doesn’t look weak,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : "In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic," "They took this opportunity to send also a message ... de-escalating tensions within the region" External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : “In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic,” “They took this opportunity to send also a message ... de-escalating tensions within the region” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “We heard some stories. Some people told me that they saw him. It wasn’t confirmed stories” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka added : “I will take the opportunity to speak to the American congress and to the American administration and to all the Western countries, please get back the hostages in Iran. Get them back home. They deserve to be back home,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : “In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic,” “They took this opportunity to send also a message … de-escalating tensions within the region” External link

washtimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : “In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic,” “They took this opportunity to send also a message … de-escalating tensions within the region” External link

tribtown Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : “In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic,” “They took this opportunity to send also a message … de-escalating tensions within the region” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : “In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic,” “They took this opportunity to send also a message ... de-escalating tensions within the region” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. President, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : “The feeling of dread we experience if we miss my father’s call or if we do not hear from him for three days is unbearable. We are tormented by the fear that something terrible has happened to him or will happen to him,” External link

laht Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "I went upon an official invitation to a country where I was kidnapped," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "I went upon an official invitation to a country where I was kidnapped," External link

dw-en Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “This was an initiative that began and ended in Lebanon, a national job. The results were positive and stopped many actions that would have affected the region,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Xiyue Wang ) : “You will never see anyplace so horrible, and Xiyue is left behind,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “It was a good move by the Iranians, because they will look like they’re doing a favor for Lebanon as a friendly country, without giving concessions to the U.S.,” “The Iranians are using it to benefit by de-escalating the tensions” External link

nytimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "I do not want to go into details of accusations and my imprisonment in Iran. I just want to tell you one thing: I have never done anything wrong or hurt anyone ever," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Even in movies, no one has witnessed the torture I was subjected to,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka added : “I’m a man who has never done anything wrong in his life. I have kids and a family and I went there on an official invitation,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Of course I thank everyone and anyone who supported the President for my release” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka added : “The biggest role in my release was played by the Lebanese media, as well as by the letter that was sent by President (Michel) Aoun to the Iranian side,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “I came to thank Prime Minister Hariri for the efforts he exerted, for the stances he took and for his support. He did not spare any opportunity to ask all the Iranians who visited Lebanon about my conditions and he sent letters to all concerned parties to release me. I thanked him for his efforts and informed him about the efforts exerted by President Michel Aoun and the Director General of General Security Major General Abbas Ibrahim in this regard” External link

nna-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

thespec Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

thespec Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

wsaw Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

wsaw Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

wkyt Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

wkyt Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : “The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. … But I won’t deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "The whole initiative was 'born in Lebanon' and ends today in Lebanon," External link

nna-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

news9 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka déclaré : "Il n'y a pas eu espionnage" External link

LePoint Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka added : "I'm still strong and resilient and I have become fiercer in defending freedom and the freedom of internet," External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : “The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won’t deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

newson6 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka déclaré : "Il n'y a pas eu espionnage" External link

tv5 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka déclaré : "Il n'y a pas eu espionnage" External link

la-croix Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka déclaré : "Il n'y a pas eu espionnage" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka déclaré ( about Mike Pompeo ) : "J'ai remercié M. Pompeo et son équipe pour ce qu'ils font pour faire revenir mon père" External link

nna-fr Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka affirmé : "Je suis sûr que si le Liban faisait ce qu'il fallait, mon père reviendrait dans son pays. Le Liban et toutes les parties capables d'aider doivent suivre l'exemple de l'administration Trump et aider mon père" External link

nna-fr Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “I'm Nizar Zakka, the ordinary Lebanese citizen who has been kidnapped in Iran since September 2015. I ask my people in each of Tripoli -- my mother's city -- and Qalamoun -- my hometown -- to grant me their confidence to be their roaring voice in parliament -- the voice of every ordinary citizen whose voice is absent or deliberately stifled,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “those who truly want to stand in the face of any hegemony will know very well whom to vote for” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT



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Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar’s captors will not break Nizar or force Nizar to admit to crimes Nizar did not commit,” External link

yalibnan Monday, June 17, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This injustice has caused tremendous and unspeakable stress and suffering on Nizar and his family,” External link

yalibnan Monday, June 17, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar’s captors will not break Nizar or force Nizar to admit to crimes Nizar did not commit,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This injustice has caused tremendous and unspeakable stress and suffering on Nizar and his family,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar’s captors will not break Nizar or force Nizar to admit to crimes Nizar did not commit,” External link

yalibnan Friday, June 14, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This injustice has caused tremendous and unspeakable stress and suffering on Nizar and his family,” External link

yalibnan Friday, June 14, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar’s captors will not break Nizar or force Nizar to admit to crimes Nizar did not commit,” External link

yalibnan Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This injustice has caused tremendous and unspeakable stress and suffering on Nizar and his family,” External link

yalibnan Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar’s captors will not break Nizar or force Nizar to admit to crimes Nizar did not commit,” External link

yalibnan Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This injustice has caused tremendous and unspeakable stress and suffering on Nizar and his family,” External link

yalibnan Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “After more than 1,350 days in captivity in Iran, we have received excellent news: Mr. Nizar Zakka is a free man,” External link

laht Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar looks forward to reuniting with family and friends. Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him,” External link

laht Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:15:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:02:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials," External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials," External link

syracuse Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials," External link

cnbc Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Abbas Ibrahim said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “From the onset of his detention in Tehran, the General Security has launched efforts to release Zakka and other Lebanese citizens because it is a duty to demand the release of each Lebanese wherever he may be, with all due respect for all friendships,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “I'm Nizar Zakka, the ordinary Lebanese citizen who has been kidnapped in Iran since September 2015. I ask my people in each of Tripoli -- my mother's city -- and Qalamoun -- my hometown -- to grant me their confidence to be their roaring voice in parliament -- the voice of every ordinary citizen whose voice is absent or deliberately stifled,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Saad Hariri said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This [would be] a positive gesture towards the Zakka family and the Lebanese people in general,” External link

yalibnan Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Saad Hariri said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This [would be] a positive gesture towards the Zakka family and the Lebanese people in general,” External link

yalibnan Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Saad Hariri said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This [would be] a positive gesture towards the Zakka family and the Lebanese people in general,” External link

yalibnan Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "The Iranians have cut off our communications with Nizar because, it appears, they are upset with the media coverage of his hunger strike," External link

bostonherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:45:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "The Iranians have cut off our communications with Nizar because, it appears, they are upset with the media coverage of his hunger strike," External link

muscatinejournal Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:25:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "The Iranians have cut off our communications with Nizar because, it appears, they are upset with the media coverage of his hunger strike," External link

wxow Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

Javad Zarif said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “What happened with Mr. Zakka is not a problem between Iran and Lebanon, seeing as the problem was the violation of the applicable laws in Iran by a foreigner, and the problem is actually between the United States and Iran,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

Javad Zarif said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “What happened with Mr. Zakka is not a problem between Iran and Lebanon, seeing as the problem was the violation of the applicable laws in Iran by a foreigner, and the problem is actually between the United States and Iran,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, November 7, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "Nizar is extremely weak and getting sicker," "We continue to request immediate medical attention and urge the United States, other responsible nations, as well as international organizations, to do more to secure his unconditional release on humanitarian grounds" External link

washingtonexaminer Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

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Nizar Zakka said : “I knew that my fellow alumni, along with my family, advocated and worked for my release and they never, never forgot me,” “The Riverside Military Academy brotherhood, along with the fortitude I learned at RMA, helped me on many dark days” External link

accesswdun Monday, October 14, 2019 12:34:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Hassan Nasrallah ) : “My release came following negotiations carried out by the Americans,” “Iran freed me after coming under US pressure and then credited (Hezbollah leader) Hassan Nasrallah because I am Lebanese” External link

yalibnan Monday, September 30, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Hassan Nasrallah ) : “My release came following negotiations carried out by the Americans,” “Iran freed me after coming under US pressure and then credited (Hezbollah leader) Hassan Nasrallah because I am Lebanese” External link

yalibnan Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Hassan Nasrallah ) : “My release came following negotiations carried out by the Americans,” “Iran freed me after coming under US pressure and then credited (Hezbollah leader) Hassan Nasrallah because I am Lebanese” External link

yalibnan Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “They detained me as a way to tell the Americans that there’s a difference between signing the nuclear deal and opening up to the world” External link

alarabiya-en Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:55:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : “I felt as if they were family and I want to keep my relationship with them,” External link

voanews Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "I really ask President Trump to not leave Xiyue behind and other Americans behind, please," External link

npr Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “The credit goes to the Lebanese state, which has proven that it is truly strong and that it preserves the right of every Lebanese,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 17, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka added : “Lebanon is for all its sons without discrimination,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, June 17, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

timesfreepress Monday, June 17, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

timesfreepress Monday, June 17, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka told ( about President Trump ) : "In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "We heard some stories. Some people told me that they saw him. It wasn't confirmed stories" External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “There are friends at the embassy who are calling to check” External link

arabnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “I represented technology, social media, and internet freedom,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “It was easy for Iran to do a favour for Lebanon. It doesn’t look weak,” External link

thenational Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : "In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic," "They took this opportunity to send also a message ... de-escalating tensions within the region" External link

business-standard Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : “In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic,” “They took this opportunity to send also a message ... de-escalating tensions within the region” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “We heard some stories. Some people told me that they saw him. It wasn’t confirmed stories” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka added : “I will take the opportunity to speak to the American congress and to the American administration and to all the Western countries, please get back the hostages in Iran. Get them back home. They deserve to be back home,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : “In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic,” “They took this opportunity to send also a message … de-escalating tensions within the region” External link

washtimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : “In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic,” “They took this opportunity to send also a message … de-escalating tensions within the region” External link

tribtown Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : “In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic,” “They took this opportunity to send also a message … de-escalating tensions within the region” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about President Trump ) : “In my opinion, it was a good timing for the Iranians, and especially they had a request from the President of the Lebanese Republic,” “They took this opportunity to send also a message ... de-escalating tensions within the region” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. President, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : “The feeling of dread we experience if we miss my father’s call or if we do not hear from him for three days is unbearable. We are tormented by the fear that something terrible has happened to him or will happen to him,” External link

laht Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "I went upon an official invitation to a country where I was kidnapped," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "I went upon an official invitation to a country where I was kidnapped," External link

dw-en Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “This was an initiative that began and ended in Lebanon, a national job. The results were positive and stopped many actions that would have affected the region,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Xiyue Wang ) : “You will never see anyplace so horrible, and Xiyue is left behind,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “It was a good move by the Iranians, because they will look like they’re doing a favor for Lebanon as a friendly country, without giving concessions to the U.S.,” “The Iranians are using it to benefit by de-escalating the tensions” External link

nytimes Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:20:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "I do not want to go into details of accusations and my imprisonment in Iran. I just want to tell you one thing: I have never done anything wrong or hurt anyone ever," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Even in movies, no one has witnessed the torture I was subjected to,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka added : “I’m a man who has never done anything wrong in his life. I have kids and a family and I went there on an official invitation,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Of course I thank everyone and anyone who supported the President for my release” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka added : “The biggest role in my release was played by the Lebanese media, as well as by the letter that was sent by President (Michel) Aoun to the Iranian side,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “I came to thank Prime Minister Hariri for the efforts he exerted, for the stances he took and for his support. He did not spare any opportunity to ask all the Iranians who visited Lebanon about my conditions and he sent letters to all concerned parties to release me. I thanked him for his efforts and informed him about the efforts exerted by President Michel Aoun and the Director General of General Security Major General Abbas Ibrahim in this regard” External link

nna-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

thespec Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

thespec Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

wsaw Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

wsaw Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

wkyt Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

wkyt Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : “The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. … But I won’t deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "The whole initiative was 'born in Lebanon' and ends today in Lebanon," External link

nna-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

news9 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka déclaré : "Il n'y a pas eu espionnage" External link

LePoint Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka added : "I'm still strong and resilient and I have become fiercer in defending freedom and the freedom of internet," External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : “The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won’t deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

newson6 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka told : "The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon. ... But I won't deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened," External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : "Mr. president, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom," External link

seattlepi Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka déclaré : "Il n'y a pas eu espionnage" External link

tv5 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka déclaré : "Il n'y a pas eu espionnage" External link

la-croix Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka déclaré : "Il n'y a pas eu espionnage" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka déclaré ( about Mike Pompeo ) : "J'ai remercié M. Pompeo et son équipe pour ce qu'ils font pour faire revenir mon père" External link

nna-fr Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka affirmé : "Je suis sûr que si le Liban faisait ce qu'il fallait, mon père reviendrait dans son pays. Le Liban et toutes les parties capables d'aider doivent suivre l'exemple de l'administration Trump et aider mon père" External link

nna-fr Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “I'm Nizar Zakka, the ordinary Lebanese citizen who has been kidnapped in Iran since September 2015. I ask my people in each of Tripoli -- my mother's city -- and Qalamoun -- my hometown -- to grant me their confidence to be their roaring voice in parliament -- the voice of every ordinary citizen whose voice is absent or deliberately stifled,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Nizar Zakka said : “those who truly want to stand in the face of any hegemony will know very well whom to vote for” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT



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businessman30.00%EN01/24/201724/01/2017
expert30.00%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
Names Lang Count
Nizar ZakkaEN93.08%
Nizar ZakkaFR5.38%
Nizar ZakkaAR1.54%
Nizar ZakkaPT0.00%


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Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar’s captors will not break Nizar or force Nizar to admit to crimes Nizar did not commit,” External link

yalibnan Monday, June 17, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This injustice has caused tremendous and unspeakable stress and suffering on Nizar and his family,” External link

yalibnan Monday, June 17, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar’s captors will not break Nizar or force Nizar to admit to crimes Nizar did not commit,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This injustice has caused tremendous and unspeakable stress and suffering on Nizar and his family,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:42:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar’s captors will not break Nizar or force Nizar to admit to crimes Nizar did not commit,” External link

yalibnan Friday, June 14, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This injustice has caused tremendous and unspeakable stress and suffering on Nizar and his family,” External link

yalibnan Friday, June 14, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar’s captors will not break Nizar or force Nizar to admit to crimes Nizar did not commit,” External link

yalibnan Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This injustice has caused tremendous and unspeakable stress and suffering on Nizar and his family,” External link

yalibnan Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar’s captors will not break Nizar or force Nizar to admit to crimes Nizar did not commit,” External link

yalibnan Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This injustice has caused tremendous and unspeakable stress and suffering on Nizar and his family,” External link

yalibnan Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “After more than 1,350 days in captivity in Iran, we have received excellent news: Mr. Nizar Zakka is a free man,” External link

laht Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar looks forward to reuniting with family and friends. Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him,” External link

laht Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:32:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:15:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:29:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "Nizar expresses his sincerest thanks to those who never forgot him," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:02:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials," External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:30:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials,” External link

timesofisrael Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:56:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials," External link

syracuse Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials," External link

cnbc Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Gholamhossein Esmaeili said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “A court has accepted the condition of freedom of Nizar Zakka and he will be handed over to Lebanese officials,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Abbas Ibrahim said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “From the onset of his detention in Tehran, the General Security has launched efforts to release Zakka and other Lebanese citizens because it is a duty to demand the release of each Lebanese wherever he may be, with all due respect for all friendships,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Nizar Zakka said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “I'm Nizar Zakka, the ordinary Lebanese citizen who has been kidnapped in Iran since September 2015. I ask my people in each of Tripoli -- my mother's city -- and Qalamoun -- my hometown -- to grant me their confidence to be their roaring voice in parliament -- the voice of every ordinary citizen whose voice is absent or deliberately stifled,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

Saad Hariri said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This [would be] a positive gesture towards the Zakka family and the Lebanese people in general,” External link

yalibnan Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Saad Hariri said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This [would be] a positive gesture towards the Zakka family and the Lebanese people in general,” External link

yalibnan Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Saad Hariri said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “This [would be] a positive gesture towards the Zakka family and the Lebanese people in general,” External link

yalibnan Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "The Iranians have cut off our communications with Nizar because, it appears, they are upset with the media coverage of his hunger strike," External link

bostonherald Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:45:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "The Iranians have cut off our communications with Nizar because, it appears, they are upset with the media coverage of his hunger strike," External link

muscatinejournal Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:25:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete told ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "The Iranians have cut off our communications with Nizar because, it appears, they are upset with the media coverage of his hunger strike," External link

wxow Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:36:00 PM EAT

Javad Zarif said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “What happened with Mr. Zakka is not a problem between Iran and Lebanon, seeing as the problem was the violation of the applicable laws in Iran by a foreigner, and the problem is actually between the United States and Iran,” External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, November 8, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

Javad Zarif said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : “What happened with Mr. Zakka is not a problem between Iran and Lebanon, seeing as the problem was the violation of the applicable laws in Iran by a foreigner, and the problem is actually between the United States and Iran,” External link

naharnet-en Monday, November 7, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

Jason Poblete said ( about Nizar Zakka ) : "Nizar is extremely weak and getting sicker," "We continue to request immediate medical attention and urge the United States, other responsible nations, as well as international organizations, to do more to secure his unconditional release on humanitarian grounds" External link

washingtonexaminer Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT