Washington Post reporter released by Iran flying back to U.S.

U.S. journalist Jason Rezaian waves as he poses for media people, in Landstuhl, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (File photo: AP)

The Washington Post says owner Jeff Bezos has flown Post reporter Jason Rezaian back to the United States after his release from Iranian custody.

The Post says Bezos met Thursday with Rezaian and his family at the U.S. military’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where the reporter was treated after his release. They then returned to the U.S. on Bezos’ private jet.

Detained since 2014

Rezaian was born in California and holds both U.S. and Iranian citizenship. He had been detained by Iran since July 2014. He was released last week with three other Americans as part of a prisoner exchange between the U.S. and Iran.

Bezos is the founder of the online retail giant Amazon and bought the Post in 2013.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49