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Washington Post welcomes Iran's release of reporter

AFP , Saturday 16 Jan 2016
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In this Dec. 3, 2015 file photo, Ali Rezaian, far left, the brother of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, rallies with supporters to deliver a petition of 500,000 signatures to Iran's United Nations mission asking for the release of his brother from prison, in New York. A source close to Iran's judiciary confirmed to The Associated Press, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 that jailed Washington Post bureau chief Jason Rezaian is one of four dual-national prisoners freed by Iran's government and originally announced on Iranian state television without naming those released. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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The Washington Post welcomed Iran's release of its reporter Jason Rezaian on Saturday, in a message from its publisher Frederick Ryan.

"We couldn't be happier to hear the news that Jason Rezaian has been released from Evin Prison. Once we receive more details and can confirm Jason has safely left Iran, we will have more to share," he said.

Rezaian, a California-born Iranian-American, was detained in July 2014 and later convicted after a trial on charges of espionage and other crimes against national security.

He was freed on Saturday along with three more Iranian-Americans after what US officials said was a long diplomatic campaign to secure their release.

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