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

May 18, 2024 – It is with great sorrow that Hostage Aid Worldwide announces the death of American psychotherapist and humanitarian Majd Kamalmaz who died in captivity in Syria.

The Syrians regime had stopped Dr. Kamalmaz at a checkpoint on February 15, 2017 and since then has forcibly disappeared him without a case, charge, trial or sentence. His family have heard nothing about him since then. National security officials told the family that highly credible, classified information indicated the therapist, Majd Kamalmaz, had died in captivity, held in one of the world’s most notorious prison systems.

HAW President Nizar Zakka: “We are at a loss for words today after such terrible news. Majd’s story is a tragedy beyond proportion; this incredible human being who dedicated his life to ease the suffering of the Syrian people and aid those traumatized by the Syrian civil war did not deserve to die in captivity. Majd’s family deserves justice! Majd’s death should not be in vain. It should be a stark reminder to the U.S. government to use any and all available tools to bring our people home especially as we still have, among others, journalist Austin Tice who has been forcibly disappeared in Syria since 2012.”

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.

We reiterate our call to President Biden and the U.S government to double their efforts to bring our loved ones home. We could not bring Majd home, but we can bring Austin Tice home. We must bring any and all Americans unlawfully detained or held hostage abroad home.

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