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, 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
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.
A Mother’s Resolve: Turning Tragedy into Advocacy for American Hostages
I am Diane Foley, the mother of a murdered American hostage. On this Mother’s Day, I humbly offer my thoughts to mothers anywhere in our world whose children are hostages of terror groups or nation states. My heartfelt prayers are with you for the safe return of your loved ones. I’m an American mother. My experience is both uniquely American and universal. While I had to deal with my own government and society, my anguish as I advocated for the return of my beloved son is shared by mothers worldwide.
Hostage Aid Worldwide Honors Eyvin Hernandez, Former American Hostage Held in Venezuela
Hostage Aid Worldwide President Nizar Zakka and former hostages Xiyue Wang and Sam Goodwin met with Eyvin Hernandez, an American who was held hostage in Venezuela for almost 2 years, and his father Pedro Martinez. They proudly presented Eyvin with a token of recognition for all the suffering he endured during his unjust detention in Venezuela.
Former Foreign Iran Hostages Unite in an Urgent Appeal to Swedish PM, Ulf Kristersson, Concerning Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali
As former hostages who endured the harrowing ordeal of prolonged unlawful detention in Iran, we write to express our deep concern over the ongoing lack of meaningful action taken by your government to secure the release of Ahmadreza Djalali, a Swedish physician on death row in the notorious Evin Prison. April 26, 2024, marks the disturbing eighth anniversary of Dr. Djalali’s unjust detention and impending execution. Many reputable international human rights organizations and the United Nations have decried his wrongful detention and documented his poor physical and mental health. Yet, Sweden has done little to secure his release and also inexcusably failed to provide his family with the level of support and information they need and deserve.