Hostage Aid Worldwide (HAW) held a virtual workshop earlier this week, bringing together former US hostages, families of current hostages, and experts and officials to discuss how to bring an end of the continuing cycle of hostage-taking in Iran and elsewhere, how to help and support families, and the legal tools governments need to use more.
Yesterday, we were shocked to learn that the U.S. law enforcement foiled an attempt by the Iranian Intelligence to abduct Hostage Aid Worldwide (HAW) board member Masih Alinejad, an Iranian American human rights activist, on American soil. According to the FBI, this marks the very first time that the Islamic Republic of Iran attempts to abduct an American in the United States.
Four decades ago, Iran took me and over 50 colleagues hostage for more than 444 days — since then, the regime has continued its “business” model of hostage diplomacy, without sufficient international condemnation and consequence
In an extraordinary and groundbreaking webinar via Zoom, Hostage Aid Worldwide (HAW) held a meeting with former Iranian, Syrian, and Cuban hostages and with more than twenty hostage families, whose loved ones are being held as bargaining chips, most prominently in Iran and Syria.
Following the recent launch of Hostage Aid Worldwide, a Washington DC based non governmental focused on relieving the misery of hostage victims and their families, Nizar Zakka CEO said …
On the occasion of Siamak Namazi’s 2000-day imprisonment as American hostage and in the advent of the Vienna meeting on April 6 to revive the Iran nuclear deal, Hostage Aid Worldwide renews its call on the Biden administration to unequivocally prioritize the release of American hostages held in Iran in the administration’s intended indirect negotiation with Iran in Vienna.
Hostage Aid Worldwide (HAW), in partnership with the James Foley Foundation, invites you to its upcoming launch event that will host renowned panelists and former hostages to discuss the increasing threat of hostage taking globally and ways to intercept the hostage business model with a focus on JCPOA and international hostage conventions.
Hostage Aid Worldwide launch brings the majority of international high profile Hostages and former hostages, leaders of global advocacy groups, members of Congress and former government officials and advisors to Presidents together to resolve the scourge of international hostage-taking.