Iran Must Free Hostages Before Negotiations Begin

South Florida Sun Sentinel
Barry Rosen
April 22, 2021

Hostage Aid Launch Event

April 12, Washington. For immediate release

HOSTAGE AID WORLDWIDE BRINGS TOGETHER MORE THAN 20 FAMILY MEMBERS FROM FOUR COUNTRIES OF PAST AND CURRENT HOSTAGES TO DISCUSS THEIR COMMON EXPERIENCES

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.

Washington, Apr 5th 2021

STATEMENT FROM HOSTAGE AID WORLDWIDE AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF HOSTAGES & CURRENT HOSTAGES ON THE EVE OF INDIRECT NEGOTIATIONS WITH IRAN ON LIFTING SANCTIONS AND THE US RE-ENTRY INTO THE JCPOA

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.

Washington, Apr 5th 2021

Hostage Aid Worldwide announces addition to the Honorary Board; Nazanin Boniadi, acclaimed Hollywood actress and international champion of human rights.

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 “we are truly delighted that Nazanin Boniadi has agreed to join our honorary board. She brings a wealth of invaluable experience in campaigning for victims rights and helping to stamp out this evil practice by rogue states and terrorist organizations. We are really excited to have her as a key part of the team”

Nazanin Boniadi replied “I’m honored to work with Hostage Aid Worldwide to continue my advocacy on behalf of hostages and their families. We must work diligently and tirelessly to bring an end to the inhumane practice of hostage diplomacy.”

Hostage diplomacy by some countries is sadly becoming endemic as a means to try to settle international disputes and it needs a swift, decisive and coordinated response from the global community to eliminate it. Hostage Aid Worldwide is working with governments, the United Nations and international experts developing new approaches to combat it with data driven methods that analyze and intercept the hostage business model.

Link to Hostage Aid Worldwide launch event

HOSTAGE AID WORLDWIDE LAUNCHED IN RESPONSE TO DRAMATIC INCREASE IN HOSTAGE DIPLOMACY BY SOME NATIONS

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.

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