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Iranian Photojournalist Arrested Alongside Washington Post Reporter Is Released

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Citizen Media, Human Rights, Media & Journalism

An unidentified female Iranian-American photojournalist was released [1] on Thursday, Aug. 21 after being held in police custody at an unidentified location since July 22.

The photojournalist had official accreditation from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, and was arrested alongside her husband and on the same day that Iranian-American Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi were arrested.

Since then, the husband of the photojournalist has been released. Rezaian and Salehi remain in the custody of the Iranian Judiciary in an unknown location and have yet to be issued formal charges.