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Brother of Washington Post Journalist Detained in Iran Appeals to UN Human Rights Panel

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Jason Rezaian, Tehran Correspondent for the Washington Post, faces charges including espionage. Photo: Twitter.

Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for the Washington Post, who is being detained in Iran and facing charges of espionage, among others. Photo: Twitter.

The brother of a Washington Post journalist imprisoned in Iran for more than a year appealed to a United Nations human rights panel on Tuesday to intercede with the Iranian authorities to obtain his release.

Ali Rezaian, whose brother, Jason, was arrested in Tehran in July 2014, made his entreaty at a meeting in Geneva of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Ali Rezaian said the Iranian authorities had subjected his brother to abuse and that his physical and psychological health had deteriorated.

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