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Lebanese-American Citizen on Hunger Strike in Evin Priosn

NCRI – In protest against his illegal arrest by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a Lebanese-American citizen has gone on a hunger strike, asking for his unconditional release.

Nazar Zaka’s lawyer has issued a statement from the United States, pointing out that his client has gone on a hunger strike from December 8 to protest against being arrested as a hostage and also to draw attention to his situation and that of all those illegally imprisoned in Iran.

Jason Pablet maintained that his client has been under physical and psychological torture while being held in Iran’s prisons and have also been deprived of having access to medical and consular services.

Nazar Zaka is a Lebanese diplomat who was arrested by the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guard during an official trip to Tehran to attend an IT-related conference.

For three months, the Iranian regime refused to publish any news regarding the arrest of Nazar Zaka, Secretary General of the ‘Arab Information & Communications Technology Organization’, until Zaka sent out an audio message from inside the prison, asking the Lebanese Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Director of General Security to intervene for his freedom after being held captive for more than 200 days.

Invited by Shahindokht Molaverdi, Rouhani’s vice president in women affairs, Nazar Zaka travelled to Tehran in September 2015 to take part in a conference called ’The Role of Women in a Sustainable Development’. But according to an announcement by regime’s IT Organization, Zaka leaves his hotel at the end of the conference on September 18 and takes a taxi to the airport, but the information in hand shows that he has not arrived at the airport or boarded the plane, and there’s no info on his whereabouts so far.”

In an article titled ‘Who is Nazar Zaka, the arrested spy in Iran?’, the Revolutionary Guard’s Fars news agency confirmed Zaka’s arrest three months later on Sunday November 6, writing “Nazar Zaka has participated in some IT-related conferences in Iran. Meanwhile, it was said that Zaka along with some Iranian opposition figures had been preparing to launch anti-regime protests in Iran.”