Iran sentences US reporter to unspecified prison term: state news

Published November 22nd, 2015 - 01:24 GMT
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was detained with his wife on July 22, 2014. (AFP/File)
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was detained with his wife on July 22, 2014. (AFP/File)

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian has been sentenced to an unspecified prison term after having been convicted of espionage by Iran's Revolutionary Court, the Associated Press reported, citing an Iranian state TV broadcast.

Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi made the announcement in a statement on Iran's state media agency IRNA.

"In brief, it is a prison sentence," he said, adding the verdict has not been finalized. Razaian's lawyer, Leila Ahsan, told the AP she had not been informed of a verdict.

Rezaian was convicted of espionage and other charges after sitting through four hearings behind closed doors at Tehran's Revolutionary Court. He was detained with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and two other photojournalists in late July 2014.


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