National Press Club

National Press Club President John Hughes issues statement on Jason Rezaian after Iran agreement

April 2, 2015 | By John M. Donnelly | jdonnelly@cq.com

The following statement from National Press Club President John Hughes on Jason Rezaian, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief who has been held in prison in Iran since July 22, 2014.

"With the nuclear talks with Iran now adjourned and producing a framework agreement, leaders in that country must now turn their immediate attention to freeing Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian from prison in Tehran. As we said when we recognized Jason with one of our most prestigious awards last month, we will raise our voices again and again until he is free. Jason has been in jail for more than eight months with no public review of the charges against him. Nuclear talks are no obstacle. This farce of justice must end now."