August 10th, 2014
12:37 PM ET

Journalists detained in Iran: 'Why are they in jail?'

Brian Stelter ended this Sunday's show with an update on the group of journalists that were detained in Iran last month. Here's what he said:

And one final note, before I say goodbye this morning, about the "Washington Post" correspondent who remains behind bars in Iran.

We first talked about Jason Rezaian on this program two weeks ago after he and his wife were detained in Tehran without explanation. CNN's own Anthony Bourdain actually spent some time with the couple back in June. He was there taping for a future episode of "Parts Unknown." And he's as baffled as the rest of us are about what's going on.

So, let me close today's program with something that Bourdain wrote for the Washington Post's Web site: "This wonderful couple is a danger to no one. They are nobody's enemy. They are without blame or malice. Why are they in jail?"

All of us await the answer to that. And all of us await their release.

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