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August 10, 2015 11:12 am

Iran to Hold Final Hearing in Trial of Washington Post Journalist Charged With Espionage

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Jason Rezaian, Tehran Correspondent for the Washington Post, faces charges including espionage. Photo: Twitter.

Jason Rezaian, Tehran Correspondent for the Washington Post, faces charges including espionage. Photo: Twitter.

An Iranian court held its final hearing Monday in the trial of a Washington Post journalist facing charges including espionage, and a decision could come within the week, his lawyer said.

The move toward a possible verdict comes more than a year after Jason Rezaian, the Post’s correspondent in Tehran, was detained by Iranian authorities. He has strongly denied the allegations in a case that has drawn appeals for his release from the State Department, international media watchdog groups and others.

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