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Iran issues Washington Post reporter verdict

Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that the verdict against a jailed Washington Post reporter has been issued.

The Sunday report quotes judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi as saying that Iran’s judiciary has issued its verdict against Jason Rezaian.

Ejehi did not elaborate on the details of the verdict but said it can be appealed within 20 days.

Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter currently in Iranian custody. (screen capture: YouTube/Washington Post)
Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter currently in Iranian custody. (screen capture: YouTube/Washington Post)

Rezaian, the Post’s Tehran bureau chief, was accused of charges including espionage in a closed-door trial that has been widely criticized by the US government and press freedom organizations. He reportedly faces up to 10 to 20 years in prison if convicted.

— AP

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