December 14th, 2014
04:48 PM ET

Jason Rezaian's brother pleads for his release

Ali Rezaian calls for the release of his brother Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post correspondent, from Iranian detention.

"Jason shouldn't be there," Ali said, addressing the Iranian authorities directly. "He has been in jail for almost five months. Please, just let him come home and be with us. It's the holidays, and we all just want to be together."

Rezaian was detained in July. The U.S. State Department and an array of journalism advocacy groups have demanded that he be freed.

Earlier this week, Rezaian's mother Mary spoke with CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

Web-exclusive: Brian Stelter also asked Ali Rezaian about what his brother Jason told CNN's Anthony Bourdain in a taping of "Parts Unknown" earlier this year:

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