Jason Rezaian Trial Starts Tuesday, But Public Can't Follow
The Washington Post's Jason Rezaian is about to face trial in Iran, 10 months after authorities jailed him for espionage-related charges.By Matt Picht | May 25, 2015
After spending ten months behind bars in Iran, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will finally face espionage charges in a Tehran court Tuesday.
But despite pleas from the U.S. State Department, the Post, and the Committee to Protect Journalists, Rezaian's trial will be closed to public scrutiny.
Rezaian, who worked as the Post's Tehran correspondent since 2012, was first arrested last July during a raid on his home. Rezaian's wife was also taken into custody; she was released on bail in October and is facing a separate trial.