An account of the 544 days that Jason Rezaian, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief, was imprisoned in Iran, accused of spying for America. His harrowing story of arrest and imprisonment in Iran is also a detailed account of one Iranian-American's love affair with the land of his heritage and how it goes horribly wrong due to the suspicions of its government. Published by Harper Audio. Read the full review of PRISONER at audiofilemagazine.com For more free audiobook recommendations, sign up for AudioFile Magazine’s newsletter. On today’s episode are host Jo Reed and AudioFile Magazine reviewer Jonathan Smith.
After being accused of being a spy, 'Washington Post' Tehran Bureau Chief Jason Rezaian was held in Iran's notorious Evin Prison for two and a half years. Throughout it all, he never considered giving up on writing and reporting. He talked to Terry Gross about his imprisonment and release. His memoir is 'Prisoner.'
This week's guest is Washington Post Global Opinion Writer Jason Rezaian. In 2012 he moved to Iran, serving as the Washington Post foreign affairs correspondent based in Tehran. Two years later in 2014 he was taken hostage by Iranian authorities, convicted in a closed door trial, and held for 544 days. He joins us to talk about his experience in Iran and what might be in store now that the United States has withdrawn from the Iran Nuclear deal.