Jason Rezaian Leaves Iran After Prisoner Swap

January 17, 2016

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



Rezaian's departure from the country after more than 500 days in detention 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.


The Washington Post said early Sunday that Rezaian was "now a free man" and had safely left Iran with his wife.


"We are relieved that this 545-day nightmare for Jason and his family is finally over," the Post said in a statement. "After enduring such deplorable conditions and inhumane treatment, the top priority now must be Jason's health and well-being."


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