National Press Club

Updates on the Jason Rezaian Case - July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015

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Run time: 48 minutes

One year ago, on July 22, 2014, Iranian Security Forces swarmed Jason Rezaian’s home with no warning and took him to prison where he was held without charges. For months he was interrogated and kept in solitary confinement with inadequate medical care and no access to a lawyer. Jason has been held in Iranian prison for nearly a year – three times longer than any other Western journalist.

On July 13, 2015 Jason completed his third one-day trial session. Ali Rezaian, Jason's brother, gives an update on the case after one year and how it looks in the post-Iran Agreement environment. He also discusses challenges western business executives will face in doing business in Iran after the sanctions are lifted.

Speakers:

  • Ali Rezaian, Jason’s brother and Rezaian family spokesperson and;
  • Martin Baron, Executive Editor of The Washington Post.