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'He Will Never Be the Same': WaPo Reporter's Suit Against Iran

Jason Rezaian has filed complaint against Iran for trying to use him as pawn in nuke talks

(Newser) - Jason Rezaian has had time to decompress and re-acclimate to life in the US after being released from Iranian detention in January—and now he's ready to sue. The Washington Post journalist and his family filed a complaint Monday in DC's US District Court against the Iranian government,... More »

Iran Prisoner Swap Almost Foiled by Last-Minute Twist

Iranian officials detained Jason Rezaian's wife, mother on Sunday

(Newser) - A prisoner swap that included the release of five Americans held in Iran was almost foiled by a last-minute twist on Sunday: the detention of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian's wife and mother. Rezaian, Marine veteran Amir Hekmati, and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini were about to leave Tehran—a... More »

Obama Takes Iran Victory Lap: 'Today Is a Good Day'

President heralds Americans' release, nuke deal, rolls out new sanctions

(Newser) - President Obama on Sunday heralded the release of Americans held in Iran and the full implementation of a historic nuclear accord, holding both up as victories for "smart" diplomacy and his pledge to deal directly with enemies of the United States. "This is a good day," Obama... More »

Plane Carrying Freed Americans Leaves Iran

Jason Rezaian's '545-day nightmare' is over: 'Post' publisher

(Newser) - A senior US official says the plane carrying Americans who had been imprisoned by Iran has left Tehran. The Obama administration official isn't saying whether all four Americans were on the plane, just that "our detained US citizens have been released and that those who wished to depart... More »

Iran Frees Washington Post Reporter

Jason Rezaian is among the detained Americans being released

(Newser) - Iran will release four detained Americans—including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian —in exchange for seven Iranians held or charged in the United States, US and Iranian officials said Saturday. A fifth American detained in Iran, a student, was released in a move unrelated to the swap, US officials... More »

Iran Sentences US Reporter to Prison, Mum on the Details

Jason Rezaian's lawyer doesn't even have details on the verdict

(Newser) - Iran has sentenced detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison term following his conviction last month on charges that include espionage, Iranian state TV reported Sunday. Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, the spokesman for Iran's judiciary, announced the punishment in a statement on the TV station's... More »

'Outrageous Justice': Iran Convicts US Reporter

Jason Rezaian faces up to 20 years in prison

(Newser) - Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter who has been jailed in Iran for more than a year on espionage charges, has been convicted. His fate remains unclear, but he could face 20 years in prison. A spokesman for Iran's judiciary said Rezaian can appeal the conviction within 20 days.... More »

Iran: We Have Verdict in US Reporter's Trial

But they're not telling us what that verdict is

(Newser) - Iran's judiciary said Sunday that a verdict has been issued in the case of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained for more than a year on espionage allegations, but did not say what the verdict is. "The verdict has been issued," a judiciary spokesman... More »

Iran to Put Washington Post Reporter on Trial

Jason Rezaian has been held since July

(Newser) - A Washington Post reporter who has been imprisoned in Iran since July for unspecified reasons has been indicted and will go on trial, according to Iran's state news agency. The AP reports that the announcement about Jason Rezaian came after a meeting between John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister... More »

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