Hostage Aid Worldwide welcomes the release of Ziad Auf from unlawful imprisonment in Lebanon after more than 2 years with no trial or legal proceedings whatsoever and in violation of his basic human rights. Today, Ziad is finally on his way home to be reunited with his family.
Hostage Aid Worldwide members Xiyue Wang and Ali Arab proudly presented Osman and his mother with a token of recognition and appreciation for all the suffering they endured.
Hostage Aid Worldwide celebrated former American hostage Xiyue Wang’s 3rd freedom anniversary with his wife Hua and their son.
HAW Press Release: A swap which freed Brittney Griner from Russia in exchange for convicted arms trafficker Viktor Bout.
We strongly urge the Biden Administration not to relent in their efforts to do everything possible to secure release of Paul Whelan, Marc Fogel & others in Russia.
Hostage Aid Worldwide members and former hostages Xiyue Wang, Ali Arab and Sam Goodwin proudly presented Mr. Jorge Toledo with a certificate of recognition and a challenge coin.
Hostage Aid Worldwide members and former hostages Xiyue Wang, Ali Arab and Nizar Zakka proudly presented Mr. Jose Pereira with a certificate of recognition and a challenge coin.
Barry Rosen was the press attaché at the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis. He first visited Iran in 1967 on a two-year Peace Corps mission and fell in love with the country and pursued graduate studies in Iranian language and culture.
Barry Rosen remembers Nov. 4, 1979 like it was yesterday.
I had a front-row seat to a nation that was on the cusp of a revolution while serving at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. What I saw then — until being taken hostage myself — bears an eerie resemblance to what I’m watching unfold today in Iranian cities.
Hostage Aid Worldwide members and former hostages Sam Goodwin, Xiyue Wang, Jason Rezaian (virtual) and Nizar Zakka proudly presented Congressman Ted Deutch with a certificate of recognition and a challenge coin.