Siamak Namazi: I Endured Evin, Iran’s Most Notorious Jail. I Can’t Understand How Sweden Can Leave Its Citizen to Die There

Siamak Namazi: I Endured Evin, Iran’s Most Notorious Jail. I Can’t Understand How Sweden Can Leave Its Citizen to Die There

I firmly believe that we cannot abandon our innocent citizens in the dungeons of rogue states. Hostage deals, although distasteful, are necessary. We must do whatever it takes to save our citizens at risk while imposing harsh punishments to deter hostage-taking once and for all. Yet even I find Sweden’s recent hostage deal unpalatable.

Dr. Shoshan Haran Joins the Advisory Board of Hostage Aid Worldwide

Dr. Shoshan Haran Joins the Advisory Board of Hostage Aid Worldwide

Hostage Aid Worldwide is proud to announce that Dr. Shoshan Haran, former hostage in Gaza, has joined its advisory board. Dr. Haran was kidnapped and held captive by Hamas in Gaza together with her daughter, her little grandkids, her sister in-law and niece. They were detained for 50 days before their safe return. As of today, Haran’s son in-law, Tal Shoham, is still a hostage in Gaza. This harrowing ordeal highlighted her resilience and unwavering dedication to humanitarian causes and to helping other hostages around the world.

From Hostage to Author: A Journey of Resilience and Redemption – Navigating Adversities and Sharing a Story of Unyielding Strength

From Hostage to Author: A Journey of Resilience and Redemption – Navigating Adversities and Sharing a Story of Unyielding Strength

Reflecting on my harrowing journey from being an oil and gas executive to surviving during 1775 days as an international hostage, I have channeled my experiences into my new book, “From Hero to Villain: My True Story of the Citgo 6.”

Siamak Namazi Joins the Advisory Board of Hostage Aid Worldwide

Siamak Namazi Joins the Advisory Board of Hostage Aid Worldwide

Hostage Aid Worldwide is proud to announce that Siamak Namazi, former American hostage in Iran, has joined its advisory board. Siamak Namazi brings profound insight into the ordeal of hostages, having endured years of unlawful imprisonment in Iran. His harrowing story began in 2015 when he was accused of subversion and unlawfully detained in Evin prison. Despite being left behind in a 2016 prisoner swap, he remained resilient. Siamak became the longest-held Iranian-American prisoner, drawing international attention.

Swedish Citizens Johan Floderus and Saeed Azizi have been Released from Unlawful Detention in Iran in Exchange for Convicted Iranian Hamid Nouri

Swedish Citizens Johan Floderus and Saeed Azizi have been Released from Unlawful Detention in Iran in Exchange for Convicted Iranian Hamid Nouri

We are grateful that both Johan and Saeed have finally returned home and are reuniting with their loved ones and wish them all the best on their road of recovery from this ordeal.
However, we respectfully ask the Swedish Government to clarify why Swedish disaster medicine Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali was left behind in Iran.

Hostage Aid Worldwide Welcomes Hugh Dugan to its Advisory Board

Hostage Aid Worldwide Welcomes Hugh Dugan to its Advisory Board

Hugh Dugan brings extensive experience in international diplomacy and hostage recovery. His managing of US diplomatic engagements in that sensitive operational sphere and his leadership in that all-of-Government effort, produced an unprecedented momentum of recoveries, a strengthening of US policy and capacity, and improved methods of work with hostages’ families, US Congress, and associated actors.

Hostage Aid Worldwide Honors The Memory and Legacy of Majd Kamalmaz: A Fallen Hero

Hostage Aid Worldwide Honors The Memory and Legacy of Majd Kamalmaz: A Fallen Hero

“We come together today to celebrate Majd, a fallen hero, as a human being, a person who sacrificed everything to serve those in need.” said Nizar Zakka, a former hostage in Iran. “Majd’s legacy will continue in the wonderful family he raised and the goodness, care, and compassion he spread wherever he went. Men of Majd’s caliber are hard to find and he will not be forgotten.”