After more than 18 months, Jason Rezaian was released from an Iranian prison through a deal between the U.S. and Iran.

“I want people to know that physically I’m feeling good,” Rezaian told Post editors on Monday.


From left, Washington Post Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl, Jason Rezaian and Executive Editor Martin Baron are seen Monday afternoon at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany after a two-hour meeting. (The Washington Post)

Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron and Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl met with Rezaian for two hours in a conference room in Landstuhl, Germany. Baron and Jehl said that "the face-to-face meeting so soon after Rezaian’s return was an encouraging sign."


Jason Rezaian, along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and brother, Ali, call family members back in California over Skype. (The Washington Post)

During the meetings, Rezaian described how at one point he spent 49 days in solitary confinement. He got his exercise by walking around an 8-by-8-foot concrete courtyard, for five hours every day.

 

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