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Special Re-Release: Washington Post Journalist Jason Rezaian on His Iranian Imprisonment
Episode 9Bonus Episode28th November 2022 • In the Public Interest • WilmerHale
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In episode three, season one of In the Public Interest, Partner David Bowker interviewed Jason Rezaian, a columnist and former correspondent in Iran for The Washington Post who was wrongfully charged and convicted by the Iranian government on false claims of espionage. Bowker and WilmerHale represented The Washington Post in a successful effort to secure Rezaian’s release from Iran’s notorious Evin Prison and later represented Rezaian and his family in litigation culminating in a $180 million judgment against Iran. Since his release from Evin Prison, Rezaian published a book titled Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison and hosted his own podcast detailing the story of his imprisonment in Iran, titled 544 Days.

Recent human rights violations and violence against women in Iran have made headlines around the world. Bowker and WilmerHale are currently representing another hostage held in Evin Prison, collaborating with Rezaian as part of that work. Considering these recent events and WilmerHale’s ongoing work advocating for hostages and their families, we have re-released the original episode in November 2022.



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