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February 1, 2015 10:59 am

Report: Iranian Hardhanded Judge Picked for American Reporter’s Trial

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Jason Rezaian, Tehran Correspondent for the Washington Post, was indicted in Iran and will stand trial. Photo: Twitter.

New York Times – A Revolutionary Court judge in Iran with a reputation for imposing harsh sentences has been selected to preside in the trial of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post‘s Tehran correspondent, who has been incarcerated for more than six months on unspecified charges, a human rights advocacy group said Saturday.

The group, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, reported the selection of the judge, Abolghassem Salavati, in an updated posting on its website about the prosecution of Mr. Rezaian, who has not been granted access to legal counsel since he was arrested.

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