Family of Lebanese Man Imprisoned in Iran wants to Know Why His Release was Blocked

Published July 16th, 2018 - 11:58 GMT
Nizar Zakka (Twitter)
Nizar Zakka (Twitter)

Relatives of Lebanese citizen Nizar Zakka, who is imprisoned in Iran, requested that officials ask an Iranian representative due to visit Lebanon why a deal signed in June on Zakka’s release was not implemented.

Assistant to the Iranian Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Jabri Ansari will travel to Lebanon for an official visit early next week, representatives of detained Lebanese national Nizar Zakka announced Saturday.



The agreement signed between Lebanon and Iran in June stated that Zakka would be freed and allowed to return to his country on Eid al-Fitr mid-June on three conditions. The terms included stopping the circulation of developments on the Zakka case in the media and putting an end to the prisoner’s open-ended hunger strike. The agreement also required caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil to send a letter to his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Zarif, demanding the release of Zakka.

Despite the Lebanese side meeting all conditions, he was not released, the statement said.


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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