Iran says verdict issued on Washington Post reporter


TEHRAN: A verdict has been issued in the trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, the country’s judiciary said on Sunday (Monday in Manila), without detailing the judgment but hinting at a conviction. Rezaian, the US newspaper’s Tehran correspondent, was arrested in July 2014 and accused of spying, along with other crimes against national security. He is a dual Iranian-American citizen and was tried in four hearings behind closed doors, the last of which was held in August. “The verdict for this case has been issued,” Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie, the judiciary’s spokesman and deputy chief, was quoted as saying on its official website. “This verdict can be appealed,” he said, suggesting Rezaian had been found guilty.



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