Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who additionally owns the Washington Post, flew to Germany this week to escort Post correspondent Jason Rezaian back to america following Rezaian’s release from an Iranian prison. Information of Bezos’ involvement was reported by CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter on Friday.
Rezaian was arrested in July 2014 and jailed in Iran’s Evin prison, according to the Post. He was launched on Saturday as a part of a prisoner swap after 18 months and had been on the US army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, since then.
CNN experiences that, in accordance to a Post supply, Rezaian and his members of the family had been touring on a non-public jet with Bezos on Friday. A Post spokeswoman did affirm to Stelter and CNN that “Jeff had dinner with the Rezaians Thursday night on the Military base in Germany after which flew them back dwelling. … Like all of us, he’s extremely pleased they’re secure and sound.”
Bezos, who acquired the Post in 2013, was tweeting on Sunday in regards to the newspaper’s efforts to free Rezaian.
Wheels up and out of Iranian airspace! Jason, Yegi, and Mary aboard. Doug Jehl and Ali Rezaian labored tirelessly on this. #JasonIsFree
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 17, 2016
“At this time my household and I left Landstuhl to return dwelling to america,” Rezaian said in a statement launched on Friday. “I admire the distinctive care I obtained from the medical doctors and medical employees, in addition to the hospitality we had been proven throughout our keep on the bottom.”