How Ali helped a jailed scribe in Iran

  • Updated: Jun 06, 2016 09:14 IST

CAIRO: Journalist Jason Rezaian says that when he heard Muhammad Ali called for his release from an Iranian prison, it was a “turning point” for him. Rezaian wrote in a Washington Post column that knowing Ali publicly acknowledged him was “everything to me.” Rezaian was arrested in July 2014. He was behind bars until January when he was released as part of a prisoner exchange between the United States and Iran. Rezaian wrote Saturday that since Ali is revered in Iran, several prison guards started to treat him with more respect.

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