Washington Post's Reporter Jason Rezaian convicted

    Washington Post's Reporter Jason Rezaian convicted

    Oct.12, Washington: Jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been convicted and he reportedly faces up to 10 to 20 years in prison, Iran's state TV reported.

    Rezaian, the Post's Tehran bureau chief, had been accused of charges including espionage in a closed-door trial that has been widely criticised by the US government and press freedom organisations.

    In a broadcast late on Sunday, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, judiciary spokesman, said: "He has been convicted, but I don't have the verdict's details."

    He said Rezaian and his lawyer were eligible to appeal the conviction within 20 days.

    Washington Post's executive editor Martin Baron said in a statement that, "The guilty verdict ... represents an outrageous injustice.”

    Rezaian was arrested in July 2014. He was tried in four hearings behind closed doors, the last of which was held in August.

    The Oslo Times


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