12/11/2014 10:03 am ET Updated Dec 11, 2014

Detained Washington Post Reporter Suffering Physically, Mentally In Poor Conditions

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The prison cell that has been Jason Rezaian’s home for most of the past 141 days has no mattress. He has slept on blankets on the hard floor and awakened each morning with back pain, for which he has received no treatment.

He suffers from chronic eye infections that have persisted for so long his family fears permanent damage to his vision. For more than a month, he has been afflicted by a groin inflammation so painful he sometimes has trouble standing.

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