Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Iran Extends Detention of Jason Rezaian Without Charge

Human Rights Watch reported today that Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian’s detention has been extended for another two months. Sarah Lee Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director of Human Rights Watch expressed concerns over the case:

“If [Iranian] authorities had evidence that Rezaian had committed a real crime, they should have charged him shortly after his arrest. At this point, they should simply release him.”

To read Human Rights Watch’s memorandum, please click here.

File photo: Washington Post’s Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian, held 4 months without being charges. His detention was extended for another two months. (Twitter)

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