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December 3, 2015 7:22 am

Washington Post Reporter Held by Iran Seen as in ‘Immediate Danger’

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Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for the Washington Post, was convicted on trumped up charges in Iran. Photo: Twitter.

Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for the Washington Post, was convicted on trumped up charges in Iran. Photo: Twitter.

Washington Post – The Washington Post and other supporters of journalist Jason Rezaian on Wednesday amplified demands for his release from Iranian custody, a day before the reporter marks 500 days since his arrest and subsequent closed-door trial on charges that included espionage.

The new pressures, including updated filings by The Post with a UN panel, seek to boost international leverage on Iran after the reported conviction and sentencing of Rezaian, The Post’s correspondent in Tehran.

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