Obama Calls on Iran to Release Imprisoned WaPo Correspondent

March 20, 2015 4:01 PM

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Obama Calls on Iran to Release Imprisoned WaPo Correspondent

“At this time of renewal, compassion, and understanding, I reiterate my commitment to bringing our citizens home and call on the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately release Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati and Jason Rezaian,” Obama said.

Rezaian was arrested along with three others, including his wife, the journalist Yeganeh Salehi, who was released shortly thereafter. Rezaian, who holds dual American-Iranian, went without an attorney for four months, and will stand trial before the Revolutionary Court over still-unknown charges; Ir...

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