'Their job is to scare me': Jason Rezaian describes first terrifying hours inside Iranian prison

Snow-capped Alborz Mountains form a backdrop to the Evin prison in Tehran, where Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was held in a cell with barred windows that offered some light but no view. (Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images)
Snow-capped Alborz Mountains form a backdrop to the Evin prison in Tehran, where Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was held in a cell with barred windows that offered some light but no view. (Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images)
Jason Rezaian's captors questioned him about a project he set up as a joke, a Kickstarter campaign to bring more avocados to Iran. (Jason Rezaian/Kickstarter)
Jason Rezaian's captors questioned him about a project he set up as a joke, a Kickstarter campaign to bring more avocados to Iran. (Jason Rezaian/Kickstarter)
Ali Rezaian, Jason Rezaian's brother, speaks about his case at the National Press Club in Washington in July 2015. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
Ali Rezaian, Jason Rezaian's brother, speaks about his case at the National Press Club in Washington in July 2015. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)
After his release from Iran, Rezaian listens as his family and friends reflect on their experiences during the ordeal. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
After his release from Iran, Rezaian listens as his family and friends reflect on their experiences during the ordeal. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)