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Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian Sues Iran in Federal Court for 500-Day Imprisonment

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his family sued the Iranian government in U.S. federal court Monday claiming Rezaian suffered “irreparable harm” during his 18-month detention in the country. The suit was filed under the “terrorism exception” to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which normally protects foreign governments from litigation brought by U.S. citizens in domestic courts, and is seeking unspecified damages.
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