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October 12, 2015 7:10 am

Report: Iran Convicts Washington Post Journalist Jason Rezaian

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Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for the Washington Post, was arrested in July 2014 and accused of espionage, among others. Photo: Twitter.

Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for the Washington Post, was arrested in July 2014 and accused of espionage, among others. Photo: Twitter.

A court in Iran has convicted Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, Iran’s ISNA news agency said on Sunday, but the U.S. newspaper said Tehran was working a political angle by not disclosing details.

ISNA quoted judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei as saying the California-born Rezaian, the paper’s Tehran bureau chief, had 20 days to appeal the verdict. Rezaian was arrested in July 2014. He was accused of espionage.

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