January 20, 2016 9:46 AM EST

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian left Iran after nearly 18 months in custody on Sunday, and is already beginning to recover from his long detention by spending time at a U.S. military hospital in Germany.

In a new statement released by the Post, Rezaian thanked those who worked for his release and those who are caring for him now:

[Washington Post]

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