Statement from Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, regarding detained Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian:

“For more than eight months, virtually the entire span of these  high-level U.S.-Iranian talks, our Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian has been in an Iranian prison, without any public accounting of the charges against him. Iran should have ended this cruel and unconscionable charade months ago, and with the talks now adjourned, there can be no excuse for further delay. It is long past time for Iran’s leaders to demonstrate fairness and a commitment to abide by Iran’s own rules, which could only result in Jason’s immediate release. Their handling of the case to date has instead amounted only to state-sponsored injustice.”