Iran frees Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, 3 others

January 16, 2016 3:03 PM

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Iran frees Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, 3 others

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held in an Iranian prison on spy charges for almost 18 months, were freed Saturday along with three other Iranian-Americans in a prisoner swap on the eve of the lifting of U.S. sanctions against Iran, according to the Iranian news media.

"Based on an approval of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and the general interests of the Islamic Republic, four Iranian prisoners with dual-nationality were freed today within the framework of a prisoner swap deal," the office of Tehran prosecutor said, according to the semi-official F...

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