January 16, 2016 / 3:08 PM / 4 years ago

Iranian agency says Washington Post reporter among freed prisoners

(Reuters) - Iran’s Fars News Agency named three of the four U.S.-Iranian prisoners freed by Iran on Saturday as Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmat and Saeed Abedini.

Hekmat is a former U.S. marine, and Abedini is a Christian pastor. The agency did not name the fourth freed prisoner.

Reporting by Dominic Evans; Editing by Gareth Jones

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