Tag Archive for Jason Rezaian

Mother of U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran worried about her son’s health

January 29, 2019 – CBS . Phoenix —The mother of a  veteran detained in Iran is calling for his immediate release. Michael White, 46, has been in an Iranian prison for more than six months.

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Congressman: Obama’s Iran deal prisoner swap was ‘brutally incompetent’

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New York Post – By Maris – APRIL 25, 2017 – WASHINGTON — Rep. Lee Zeldin, one of the two Jewish Republicans in the House, is blasting the Obama administration prisoner swap with Iran as “brutally incompetent” following new disclosures about the troubling backgrounds of the Iranians who were set free.

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Ellison Calls for Immediate Release of Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian 

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October 28, 2015—The US Congressional Representative from Minnesota, Keith Ellison, called today in a video message for the “unconditional release of Jason Rezaian.” “I call on the Iranian government to recognize that the truth should never be a crime, and Rezaian must be released immediately,” said Congressman Ellison, in an exclusive video by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

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Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Convicted on Baseless Charges

October 12, 2015—Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post correspondent imprisoned in Iran since July 22, 2014, has been convicted by a Tehran court in a prosecution and trial marked by the blatant denial of due process at every stage.

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Case against Rezaian Will Be Built on Little More than Forced “Confession”

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Iranian Judiciary Has Long History of Relying on False “Confessions” Extracted Under Duress 

October 6, 2015 – Two months after the end of the trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, imprisoned in Iran since July 2014, it is increasingly apparent that the Iranian Judiciary’s prosecution of Rezaian will rely on little more than a forced false “confession.”

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Rezaian and Other Iranian-American Prisoners Held on Sham Charges Should Be Released

Iranian-American prisoners, Jason Rezaian, Saeed Abedini, and Amir Mirzaei Hekmati,

August 10, 2015—The Rouhani administration should immediately secure the release of three Iranian-American prisoners, Jason Rezaian, Saeed Abedini, and Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, who are being held on politically motived charges, said the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran today.

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Jason Rezaian’s Life in Iranian Prison Is ‘Ever More Difficult’

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JUNE 25, 2015 – The New York Times – By RICK GLADSTONE – Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter incarcerated in Iran for nearly a year, is finding prison life “ever more difficult” and has only recently become aware of the global support for him, including a plea for his release from Muhammad Ali, Mr. Rezaian’s mother, Mary, said on Thursday.

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America Letter: Journalist jailed for reporting on life in Iran

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and his Iranian wife Yeganeh Salehi in Tehran in September 2013. Rezaian, a dual Iranian-American citizen, has been been jailed since July last year on charges including espionage. Photograph: EPA/STR

06.13.2015 – THE IRISH TIMES – Simon Carswell – Today is US-born ‘Washington Post’ correspondent Jason Rezaian’s 326th day in jail
Jason Rezaian’s article in the Washington Post on July 17th, 2014 was a charming colour feature about how a growing number of Iranians were embracing America’s favourite pastime, baseball.

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Free Jason, Free Iran

May 29, 2015 – FP- By Lara Setrakian – My friend, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, spent his career trying to overcome the mutual distrust between the United States and Iran. It’s time for Tehran to free him from his jail cell in Evin Prison, and begin the hard work of engaging with the West.

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Washington Post Hits Back Against Iran Court Claims

FILE – In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani, in Tehran, Iran. The closed trial of Rezaian detained… View Full Caption AP

May 28, 2015, By The Associated Press -abcNews- The Washington Post hit back Thursday at Iran’s allegation that a jailed journalist wrote a letter to President Barack Obama. The newspaper’s executive editor, Martin Baron, said in a statement that Post reporter Jason Rezaian never wrote directly to the White House. Shortly after the 2008 election, Baron said, Rezaian filled out an online job application but was never hired. Three years later, he began reporting for the Post.

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