POD HOSTAGE DIPLOMACY

POD HOSTAGE DIPLOMACY

We work to free hostages and the unjustly detained worldwide. Together with their families, we share their stories and let you know how you can help. Host, Daren Nair has been campaigning with many of these families for years and will introduce you to some of the most courageous and resilient people among us, people who have never given up hope, people who will never stop working to reunite their families.

Recent Episodes

SITREP Pod 3: Free Robert Pether, Australian held in Iraq | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Nov. 23, 2022

Australian engineer and Irish resident, Robert Pether has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iraq since 7 April 2021 as a result of a commercial dispute between the Iraqi government and his Dubai-based employer, CME Consulting. T…

Free Eyvin Hernandez, American held in Venezuela | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Nov. 9, 2022

Last month on 1st October, seven innocent Americans who were wrongfully imprisoned in Venezuela were released in a prisoner swap between the US and Venezuela. Eyvin Hernandez, an innocent American citizen who works for the L…

Jose Pereira, American previously held in Venezuela | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Oct. 26, 2022

Earlier this month on 1st October, Jose Pereira and six other innocent Americans who were wrongfully imprisoned in Venezuela for years were freed in a prisoner swap between the United States and Venezuela. Jose lives in Hous…

Aya Hijazi, American citizen and humanitarian previously held in Egypt | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Oct. 12, 2022

Aya Hijazi is an American citizen and a humanitarian. She is the founder and Director of the Belady Foundation that worked to help children in Egypt who lived on the streets. In May 2014 when the crackdown on civil society i…

Free Benjamin Briere, French hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Sept. 28, 2022

French citizen and tourist, Benjamin Briere has been held hostage in Iran since May 2020. He has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a crime he did not commit. On the day of his sentencing, the French Foreign Ministr…

Free Shahab Dalili, American hostage in Iran | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Sept. 14, 2022

Shahab Dalili is a US permanent resident from Virginia. His wife and children are all US citizens. In April 2016, Shahab went to Tehran to attend his father’s funeral. He was then arrested and has been wrongfully imprisoned …

SITREP Pod 2: Free Robert Pether, Australian held in Iraq | Pod Hostage Diplomacy

Aug. 31, 2022

Australian citizen and Irish resident, Robert Pether has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iraq since 7 April 2021. He and his colleague, Khalid Radwan were both detained in Baghdad after they went to Iraq to resolve a business …