Washington Post Journalist Recounts Harrowing Captivity Before Judge

For 18 months, journalist
Jason Rezaian wasted away in captivity. He lost 40 pounds in as many days in an Iranian
solitary confinement cell, suffered from pulmonary illnesses, developed
infections too personal to describe in a public court, and contemplated
suicide. His mother and brother–Mary and Ali Rezaian–described him as “the
life of the party” before his capture, but Rezaian said he’s now an anxious man,
still recovering from lingering trauma three years later.

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