The dramatic memoir of the journalist who used to be held hostage in a high-security felony in Tehran for eighteen months and whose release—which nearly didn’t happen—became part of the Iran nuclear deal
In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau leader Jason Rezaian was once arrested through Iranian police, accused of spying for America.
The fees have been absurd. Rezaian’s reporting was once a mixture of human curiosity tales and political research. He had even served as a consultant for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. at the beginning, Rezaian suggestion the whole lot used to be a negative false impression, yet quickly discovered that it was once even more dire because it turned an eighteen-month legal stint with impossibly excessive diplomatic stakes.
While in felony, Rezaian had tireless advocates engaged on his behalf. His brother lobbied political heavyweights together with John Kerry and Barack Obama and began a social media campaign—#FreeJason—while Jason’s spouse navigated the pink tape of the Iranian safety equipment, all whereas the courts used Rezaian as a bargaining chip in negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal.
In Prisoner, Rezaian writes of his onerous interrogations and farcical trial. He additionally displays on his idyllic early life in Northern California and his bond together with his Iranian father, a rug service provider; how his instructor Christopher Hitchens encouraged him to pursue journalism; and his life-changing choice to maneuver to Tehran, the place his occupation took off and he met his wife.
Written with wit, humor, and grace, Prisoner brings to lifestyles a desirable, maddening tradition in all its complexity.
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Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison—Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out