Three American Journalists Detained in Tehran

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(CNN) — Concern is growing for the wellbeing of four journalists apparently detained in Iran this week, three of them American citizens, according to the Washington Post.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that it had received “credible reports” that its Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, a U.S. citizen, and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, had been detained on Tuesday evening.

Two freelance photojournalists, both American citizens, also have been detained, according to the Washington Post. The paper said officials had not yet named the pair.

“We are deeply troubled by this news and are concerned for the welfare of Jason, Yeganeh and two others said to have been detained with them,” Washington Post foreign editor Douglas Jehl said in a statement. 

He described Rezaian as “an experienced, knowledgeable reporter who deserves protection and whose work merits respect.”

The Committee to Protect Journalists said it was alarmed by the Post’s report and urged Iran to release the four journalists.

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