SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – After being held captive in Iran for more than a year, Washington Post reporter and Bay Area native Jason Rezaian said he wants to catch up with the Golden State Warriors.
Rezaian was freed along with four other Americans who were held in Iranian custody last week, as part of a historic swap between the two countries. The journalist was convicted by Iranian authorities of espionage in closed proceedings, accusations which he denies.
In a statement to The Post from the Landstuhl military hospital in Germany, Rezaian said he is “feeling fine” and is staying with his family on the base.
“I’ve spent a lot of my life writing about the United States and Iran, and I never imagined – and never wanted – to become a part of the story, particularly at such an extraordinary moment. I want to get back to writing the U.S.-Iran story at some point in the future,” Rezaian said.
The journalist went on to say, “For now, I want to catch up with what’s been going on in the world, watch a Warriors game or two, and see the Star Wars movie.”
While Rezaian was imprisoned, the Warriors won their first NBA championship since 1975 and began their title defense with a 24-game win streak. As of Wednesday, the Warriors have a 38-4 record.