Jailed Journalist Jason Rezaian Returns to The Washington Post

PHOTO:In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. Vahid Salemi/AP Photo
In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran.

Freed American journalist Jason Rezaian returned to the Washington Post newsroom this morning.

Rezaian, along with his wife Yegi and brother Ali, received a standing ovation at the paper’s morning editorial meeting, according to a Post spokesperson. This was Rezaian’s first visit to the newsroom since his release from Iranian prison last week.

Several journalists took to Twitter to express their excitement at their colleague’s homecoming.

Rezaian, 39, was one of four U.S. citizens released from Iran as part of a prisoner swap. The Tehran correspondent for the Post was accused by the Iranian government of being a U.S. spy and was imprisoned for 18 months.