The Washington Post‘s Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian is believed to be detained in Iran, the Post is reporting. Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, are among four individuals – including two unnamed American freelance photojournalists – detained without explanation.
“We are deeply troubled by this news and are concerned for the welfare of Jason, Yeganeh and two others said to have been detained with them,” Washington Post foreign editor Douglas Jehl said in a statement.
According to The Washington Post:
“Rezaian, 38, holds American and Iranian citizenship. Yeganeh, an Iranian citizen who has applied for U.S. permanent residency, works as a correspondent for the National, a newspaper based in the United Arab Emirates.”
Rezaian – who’s been based in Iran since 2008 and with the Post since 2012 – published his most recent piece - “World powers agree to extend talks with Iran“ on July 18.
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