Jason Rezaian was imprisoned by Iranian authorities in 2014. File photo: AFP

US judge awards US$180 million to reporter held and tortured by Iran

  • In 2014, Iran detained Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post journalist, for 544 days over still-unexplained espionage charges
  • In making his judgment in Rezaian’s lawsuit, US federal judge Richard J Leon slammed Iran’s torture of the reporter to pressure the US to free Iranian prisoners
Topic |   Iran

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Jason Rezaian was imprisoned by Iranian authorities in 2014. File photo: AFP
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