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Washington Post journalist released in swap

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 10:19:44-05

Per CNN, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who has been detained in Iran since July 2014, is being released as part of a prisoner swap deal, according to an Iranian news agency report today.

Three other prisoners are also being released, the semi-official FARS news agency said, citing Tehran's prosecutor.

The news agency did not name the other prisoners being released, or provide any details on the deal.

Iran has been known to be holding Rezaian, Marine veteran Amir Hekmati and Christian pastor Saeed Abedini. Additionally, former FBI agent and CIA contractor Robert Levison has been missing since visiting Iran in 2007.

 

 
 

 

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