Statement from Ali Rezaian, Brother of Jailed Washington Post Journalist, Jason Rezaian, on the U.S.-Iran Nuclear Agreement

Jul 14, 2015, 08:59 ET from Ali Rezaian

NEW YORK, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ali Rezaian issued the following statement:

"The outcome of the nuclear deal does not change Jason's cruel and illegal imprisonment for the past 356 days. Jason is completely innocent of all charges and it is inhumane for him to still be held behind bars after nearly a year.  He was a journalist doing his job and today he should be reporting on the details of this agreement rather than being subjected to continued incarceration and delays in the judicial proceedings. 

"We remain appreciative of the ongoing efforts of the U.S. Government behalf of Jason and the other Americans being held in Iran.

"We are hopeful that with agreement now in place the Iranian courts will conclude this process swiftly and affirm Jason's innocence so we can bring him home and make our family whole once again."

SOURCE Ali Rezaian