Nizar Zakka speaks during Technology Conference LOGIN 2015, May 2015 in Vilnius, Lithuania. (YouTube grab)
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Lebanese national and U.S. permanent resident Nizar Zakka expressed gratitude to the U.S. Congress following the approval of House Resolution 317 -- calling for the "unconditional release" of American nationals held for "political purposes" by Iran.Zakka was imprisoned in 2015 after having been invited to a conference in Tehran. He faces a 10-year sentence in prison and a $4.2 million fee for spying on behalf of the U.S. At the end of May, Zakka's family held talks with several Lebanese officials working to assist his release.
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