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Post reporter, other journalists
appear to have been detained in Iran

Washington Post, by Ernesto Londoño

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Posted By:Drive, 7/24/2014 3:12:31 PM

Three American citizens, including The Washington Post’s correspondent in Iran, appear to have been detained this week in Tehran, U.S. officials and the newspaper said Thursday. Washington Post foreign editor Douglas Jehl said the newspaper has received “credible reports” that correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, were detained Tuesday evening in Tehran. It is unclear who detained them or why. “We are deeply troubled by this news and are concerned for the welfare of Jason, Yeganeh and two others said to have been detained with them,” Jehl said in a statement.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: harleynyc, 7/24/2014 3:19:09 PM     (No. 9938526)

I guess the ayatollahs forgot the w. Post is on their side.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 7/24/2014 3:24:38 PM     (No. 9938534)

I pray this isn´t true. Iran has a terrible history of beating journalists. Last month a woman journalist was sentenced to 50 lashes and 2 years in prison. Men receive up to a 100 lashes. This is the regime Kerry thinks will negotiate in good faith.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/24/2014 3:27:11 PM     (No. 9938537)

#2, it takes more than 50 for them to learn.

"A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 7/24/2014 3:45:51 PM     (No. 9938561)

The French-speaking Jean F´n Kerre is in the area, he can pop over and bring them back to Gaza on his jet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/24/2014 3:48:12 PM     (No. 9938567)

Do Mooslimes like Commie journalists?

That would determine who get´s ´detained´.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nashman, 7/24/2014 5:01:39 PM     (No. 9938672)

Lie down with dogs....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PageTurner, 7/24/2014 5:49:50 PM     (No. 9938740)

I talked to a scholar friend whose specialty is Iran this weekend. He told me his visa for a scholarly exchange had been yanked. He asked around and said other scholars and journos he knew also had their visas yanked. He told me something was up, there was something there the mullahs didn´t want westerners to see.

This is more of it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grampus, 7/24/2014 6:28:55 PM     (No. 9938778)

Since it appears they have been detained, Obama should appear to be interested in gaining their release.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/24/2014 7:09:36 PM     (No. 9938826)

´´Welcome to the Hotel Ayatollah,
Such a lovely place, Such a lovely place, Such a lovely face
They´re livin´ it up at the Hotel Ayatollah,
What a nice surprise, What a nice surprise, Bring your alibis...
You can check out anytime you like... but you can never leave´´

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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56, 7/24/2014 7:22:08 PM     (No. 9938843)

No doubt to write a travel column ... this may delay the next piece on another trendy vacation stay ... North Korea.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/24/2014 8:00:13 PM     (No. 9938879)

If it´s the Washington Post reporter, then it´s okay.

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