National Press Club

A push To free Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian

August 3, 2015 | By Ufuoma Otu |

Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has now been held in an Iranian prison for one year, and that's the focus of this edition of Update-1, the Press Club podcast.

It was July 22 of last year when Iranian security forces swarmed Rezaian's home without warning and arrested him. Recently Ali Rezaian, Jason’s brother, and the Post's Executive Editor Marty Baron spoke at the club about the life Jason has lived since that day. Broadcast Committee member Ufuoma Otu is the host.

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