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. 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.”

Bound by Hope – Hostage Aid Conversation with Debra Tice, Mother of Austin Tice, Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

Bound by Hope – Hostage Aid Conversation with Debra Tice, Mother of Austin Tice, Forcibly Disappeared in Syria

In a May 2024 interview, Debra Tice discusses her 12 year ordeal in trying to bring her son Austin home after he was stopped at a checkpoint in Syria and forcibly disappeared since 2012. Debra discusses her frustration at the lack of progress in securing Austin’s freedom and the reluctance of the U.S. government to engage directly with Syria. With the current situation in the Middle East and the presence of U.S. officials there, Debra believes that they can take advantage of that and engage more robustly with the Syrian government to try and get Austin back home.

Hostage Aid Worldwide Mourns The Loss of American Psychotherapist and Humanitarian Majd Kamalmaz

Hostage Aid Worldwide Mourns The Loss of American Psychotherapist and Humanitarian Majd Kamalmaz

Hostage Aid Worldwide mourns the death of Majd. He was a beloved father, brother, son, husband and grandfather, and his loss will be felt by his family & all who knew him. Our sincere condolences to his family. They fought a long hard battle for his return.

Hostage Aid Worldwide Announces New Office Location in Washington, D.C.

Hostage Aid Worldwide Announces New Office Location in Washington, D.C.

Hostage Aid Worldwide, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for hostages and unlawfully detained persons, and supporting their families, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office located at 1906 Sunderland Place NW, Washington, D.C. This move marks a significant milestone in the organization’s mission to expand its reach and enhance its services.

Bound by Hope – Hostage Aid Conversation with Katherine Swidan, Mother of Mark Swidan, a Hostage in China

Bound by Hope – Hostage Aid Conversation with Katherine Swidan, Mother of Mark Swidan, a Hostage in China

In an April 2024 interview, Katherine Swidan, the mother of Mark Swidan who is currently unlawfully detained in China, described coping with profound anxiety, prayer, and despair as she confronts the immense challenges and lack of support in securing her son’s release. Despite rare communication and little progress from official channels, she remains determined, expressing her frustration with the lack of attention to Mark’s plight and planning more direct actions to draw attention to his case.