Rezaian Bezos Private Jet: How Rezaian Got Home

Published: January 23, 2016

Rezaian Bezos Private Jet: How Rezaian Got Home, Jeff Bezos flew to Germany on his personal jet and then flew Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter who was detained by Iran for 18 months, to the US, according to media reports.

Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, is also the owner of The Washington Post, which he purchased in 2013.

According to CNN, Bezos had dinner with the Rezaian family on Thursday evening in Germany and then flew Rezaian and his family back to the US on his private jet.

Rezaian is one of several Americans in prison in Iran who were freed last weekend, in a historic prisoner exchange between Iran and the US.

Rezaian, who was The Post’s Tehran bureau chief, had been imprisoned in July 2014 on espionage charges, which he denied. After his release a few days ago, he flew to an American military hospital in Germany.

The Washington Post tweeted a picture of the pair in the jet on Friday.

Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos makes U.S. return with Jason Rezaian after Iran release https://t.co/wcf78qqXla pic.twitter.com/lPSMms1spE

– Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 22, 2016

Bezos has not yet publicly talked about about his role escorting Rezaian home on his jet, but tweeted about The Post’s efforts to free Rezaian.

Believe me, if you’re ever tossed in a foreign prison, you want Fred Ryan and Marty Baron on the team working to get you out. #JasonIsFree

– Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 17, 2016

Wheels up and out of Iranian airspace! Jason, Yegi, and Mary aboard. Doug Jehl and Ali Rezaian worked tirelessly on this. #JasonIsFree

– Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) January 17, 2016

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.

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