A mother’s plea to release her journalist son from an Iranian prison

On July 22, 2014, Jason Rezaian, the Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post, and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, were taken from their home at gunpoint and were not heard from for over two months. Rezaian, who holds dual Iranian and American citizenship, has been one of only a few Americans to be based in Iran with official permission from the Iranian authorities to work as a journalist.

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