Iranian Court Sentences Washington Post Journalist Jason Rezaian To Prison

Last Updated: November 22, 2015
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A court in Tehran today sentenced convicted Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian to prison on several charges including espionage that to carry up to 20 years of jail. The length of his term is not yet specified by the judiciary.

The Iranian judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie announced the punishment without elaborating further details.

The 39-year-old, his wife Yeganeh Salehi and a photographer were detained last year in July. However, only the reporter was arrested and the other two were freed on bail.

On October 13 Rezaian heard the conviction on Iranian state TV and his brother defined him as angry and depressed.

The reporter has covered Iran for Washington Post for more than a decade.

Earlier this year in August the US and Iranian officials had discussed to swap detained people in each country. However, now it seems the discussion was not of serious nature.

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