Jason Rezaian Leaves Iran After Prisoner Swap

Updated: May 1, 2019

Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and two other Americans safely left Iran as part of a prisoner-swap. They landed in Germany on Sunday.

People walk off a plane carrying three Iranian-Americans, who left Tehran under a prisoner swap, after it landed at Cointrin airport in Geneva, Switzerland on Jan. 17, 2016. DENIS BALIBOUSE / Reuters

Rezaian's departed from the country after spending more than 500 days in detention. His release came as part of a prisoner exchange that also negotiated the release of three other Americans: former Marine Amir Hekmati, Christian preacher Saeed Abedini, and Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari.