Prime Minister Saad Hariri meets a delegation from Zakka's hometown of Qalamoun, April 23, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra/HO)
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Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese detainee currently held in Iran, is in "very bad health," his family members said in a statement presented to Prime Minister Saad Hariri Monday.The family called on Lebanese officials to release an official condemnation and to call for Zakka's release ahead of Lebanese parliamentary elections slated for May 6 .Talal Dunkir, mayor of Zakka's hometown of Qalamoun, reiterated the family's concerns during the Monday sit-down with Hariri at the premier's downtown residence.Hariri's meeting Monday with Maha Zaka and Dunkir came a day after former Prime Minister Najib Mikati visited Qalamoun, where he received a cool welcome from Future Movement supporters.
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