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WaPo Reporter Jason Rezaian, Freed in Iran Prisoner Swap, Flying Home



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    (R-L) Jason Rezaian, Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, and Jason wife, Yeganeh Salehi, are pictured in Germany before taking off for a return journey to the U.S.

    Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, freed last weekend in a prisoner swap with Iran, was aboard a flight back to the U.S. on Friday, NBC News reported.

    Rezaian, who spent 18 months in an Iranian prison and was one of five Americans released last Saturday after months of delicate diplomacy with Tehran, gave no indication where exactly he was headed in a statement put out by his family.

    "At some point, I will be ready to discuss my ordeal, but for now, I just want to express my profound appreciation for the tremendous support I have received," Rezaian, 39, said in the statement. "I am humbled by all I have learned about the efforts undertaken on my behalf."