Sunday, October 2, 2022

Jason Rezaian sentenced to jail in Iran

The spokesman for the Judiciary said he could not reveal the details of the ruling.

Iran’s Judiciary says The Washington Post reporter, who is in detention for spying among other charges, has been sentenced to imprisonment.

“Jason Rezaian’s verdict has been issued, but he has not been formally notified of it,” Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie, the spokesman for the Judiciary, said on Sunday.

The official added that the verdict includes prison term, saying he could not reveal the details of the ruling.

The 39-year-old Iranian-American faced charges of “espionage, collaboration with hostile governments, gathering classified information and spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic,” his lawyer Leila Ahsan said.

The Post correspondent, who had been working for the paper in Tehran since 2012, was arrested on July 22, 2014 along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and a female photographer. The women were released on bail in October 2014.


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