On Jason Rezaian’s Conviction: Why Injustice in Iran Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

by Ali Gharib The warnings of opponents of a nuclear deal as well as its more cautious boosters—that we shouldn’t expect reform from Iran in the immediate aftermath of the nuclear accord—earned a dispiriting data point yesterday. Jason Rezaian, the… Continue Reading  

Congress and Political Prisoners: Condemning Iran, Helping Egypt

by Ali Gharib On Tuesday morning, family members of three Americans held prisoner by the Iranian authorities and relatives of another, Robert Levinson, who disappeared there years ago, testified before Congress. These are the people who most miss Saeed Abedini,… Continue Reading  

Iran Should Release Jason Rezaian

Last week Jasmin reported on the case of American-Iranian journalist Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post’s Tehran bureau chief who has been detained in Iran since July 22, 2014. Jason turned 39 in Tehran’s Evin prison on Mar. 15. Citing both his… Continue Reading  

Why WaPo Gets the Iran Sanctions Fight Wrong

by Ali Gharib With the fight over whether to pile on more Iran sanctions heating up in D.C., the Washington Post has weighed in. It will not come as a surprise to regular readers of the editorial board that the paper… Continue Reading  

Jason Rezaian’s Family Speaks Out

by Jasmin Ramsey On July 22, Jason Rezaian, an American-Iranian Washington Post reporter, was detained in Tehran by Iranian authorities along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and two other people whose names have been kept private. The reason for the arrests… Continue Reading