National Press Club Event Will Welcome Jason Rezaian Home, Celebrate His Freedom

Mar 09, 2016, 18:48 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 14, the National Press Club will hold an event in the Club's historic ballroom to welcome Jason Rezaian home and celebrate his freedom. Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter wrongfully detained in Iranian prison for 545 days, was released in January. On January 28th he appeared and spoke at a moving ceremony at the new Washington Post building.

Rezaian is not expected to make any public remarks at this event and is not doing interviews or taking questions.

There will be a short program at the event starting at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.). The program is open coverage and speakers include NPC President Thomas Burr; U.S. Rep. Huffman; and Ali Rezaian (Jason's brother) among others.  

This is a private event open to members of the National Press Club and invited guests. Media wishing to cover the short program should email to get on the list.

WHERE: The National Press Club 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045, 13th Floor Ballroom

DETAILS: Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists. The Club has 3,100 members and hosts 2,000 events per year attended by more than 250,000 people. The Club is a committed advocate for press freedom worldwide. 

Contact: Bill McCarren, 202-662-7534 or or Thomas Burr, for the National Press Club

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