Brother of Washington Post reporter not yet recieved confirmation of brother's release

By REUTERS
January 16, 2016 21:59

 
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The brother of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, one of the five Americans whom officials said on Saturday that Iran was releasing as part of a prisoner swap, told Reuters he had not received confirmation from the US government of Jason's release.

"I'll believe it when I see it," Ali Rezaian said in a phone interview.

Jason Rezaian was detained in July 2014 and jailed in Tehran's Evin prison. Iran accused Rezaian of espionage and other charges, and announced earlier this year that Rezaian had been sentenced but never revealed the length of the sentence.

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