US judge awards $180M to Post reporter held by Iran, family

  • In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian participates in a panel discussion on media freedom at United Nations headquarters. A U.S. federal judge on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, awarded Rezaian and his family nearly $180 million in their lawsuit against Iran over his captivity and torture while being held on internationally criticized espionage charges. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Washington Post journalist held by Iran for over a year and tortured amid his conviction on internationally criticized espionage charges and his family have been awarded nearly $180 million by a U.S. federal judge.