Monday, September 22, 2014


Iran

Reporter Among Three Americans Believed Held By Iran

Three Americans, including a reporter for "The Washington Post," appear to have been detained in Iran.

The newspaper said on July 24 that the other two Americans, who have not yet been identified, work as freelance photojournalists.

The paper's foreign editor, Douglas Jehl, said in a statement, "We have received credible reports that Jason Rezaian of "The Washington Post" and his wife Yeganeh Salehi were detained on Tuesday evening in Tehran."

The newspaper said Rezaian, 38, holds both American and Iranian citizenship. His wife is an Iranian citizen who has applied for U.S. permanent residency and works as a correspondent for a United Arab Emirates-based newspaper.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the department was aware of the report but could not comment further due to privacy considerations.

 

Based on reporting by www.washingtonpost.com

 

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