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Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian Safely Leaves Iran

Rezaian was among several other Americans released by Iran under a prisoner swap agreement.

By Ryan Biek | January 17, 2016

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian is officially out of Iran.

The Post released a statement early Sunday that Rezaian and his wife had safely left the country just a day after being released from prison. (Video via The Washington Post)

Rezaian was part of a group of Americans released by Iran under prisoner swap agreements that reportedly took more than a year to reach. As part of the swap, seven Iranians were granted clemency in the U.S. (Video via CNN)

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The Washington Post's publisher said in a statement, "After enduring such deplorable conditions and inhumane treatment, the top priority now must be Jason’s health and well-being."

Rezaian spent over 540 days under Iranian imprisonment. The Washington Post reports he was the longest-held Western journalist since Iran's revolution in 1979. 

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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