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Family of Washington Post journalist detained in Iran urges authorities to set him free

FILE - In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The family of Rezaian jailed without charge in Iran is urging authorities in Tehran to release him, calling his incarceration a “farce” 100 days after he was detained. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

FILE - In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The family of Rezaian jailed without charge in Iran is urging authorities in Tehran to release him, calling his incarceration a “farce” 100 days after he was detained. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)  (The Associated Press)

The family of a Washington Post reporter jailed without charge in Iran since July is urging authorities in Tehran to release him, calling his incarceration a "farce."

Correspondent Jason Rezaian's mother and brother released a statement on Thursday to mark his 100 days in jail. It says the Iranian government has failed to produce evidence of wrongdoing against the journalist.

Mary Breme Rezaian and Ali Rezaian say his detention is "unwarranted" and that "it's time for Iran to concede Jason's innocence and release him."

The 38-year-old Rezaian holds American and Iranian citizenship. He has reported from Tehran for the Post since 2012. He was detained along with his journalist wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and two Iranian-American photojournalists on July 22. The other journalists have since been released.