U.S. judge orders Iran to pay $180 million in damages to detained Post journalist Jason Rezaian and his family

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A federal judge on Friday ordered the government of Iran to pay Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and his family $180 million in damages for his 18-month detention during U.S.-Iran nuclear talks in 2014, saying it was needed to deter future taking of American hostages.


Rezaian, then The Post’s Tehran-based correspondent, was seized July...