Washington Post releases first video of Jason Rezaian after his release from Iran
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The Washington Post published Tuesday the first video of Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian after his release from Iranian custody. The video, filmed at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany, shows Rezaian laughing with his wife Yeganeh Salehi as she shows him a Farsi language video mocking the notion that he could be a spy.
Rezaian, who is a dual citizen of Iran and the U.S., was imprisoned for 545 days in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, long used to house political prisoners and intellectual dissidents. He had been arrested for espionage and spreading anti-Iranian propaganda in July 2014, though he was not convicted of a crime until October 2015. The length of his prison sentence was not publically disclosed, according to the Washington Post. He was released along with three other Americans Saturday, in exchange for seven Iranians held in American custody.