Wallace House Presents “Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison”

“Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison” with journalist and author Jason Rezaian

Watch the Livestream March 12, 2019 | 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In July 2014 Washington Post journalist and former Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, was arrested by Iranian police on charges of espionage. What followed was a harrowing 544 day stint in an Iranian prison, and an extraordinary campaign led by his family, the Washington Post and prominent journalism organizations for his release.

The University of Michigan’s Wallace House – its acclaimed center for journalism excellence –hosts  Rezaian for a discussion on his book “Prisoner,” which details his 18-month imprisonment in a maximum security facility, his journey through the Iranian legal system and how his release became part of the Iran nuclear deal.

Detroit Public TV is partnering with the Wallace House to offer the livestream of his talk on Tuesday, March 12, at 4 p.m.  It can be viewed at

Jason Rezaian is a contributor to CNN and  a writer for Global Opinions at the Washington Post. He served as the paper’s correspondent in Tehran from 2012 to 2016. Born and raised in Marin Country, California, Rezaian is a graduate of Eugene Lang College, New School University.

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