Washington Post's Jason Rezaian Reportedly Convicted In Iran
A spokesman for Tehran's Revolutionary Court says Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been found guilty, but no punishment has been revealed.By Jay Strubberg | October 12, 2015
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who’s been detained in Iran for more than a 14 months, has been convicted by a court in Iran. He had been facing charges including espionage.
A court spokesman announced Rezaian was found guilty in an Iranian State TV report Sunday night. No punishment was immediately revealed by Tehran's Revolutionary Court.
Rezaian's lawyer says he's innocent. The reporter's detainment has sparked an international outcry over press freedoms. The executive editor of The Washington Post slammed the ruling, calling it "an outrageous injustice." (Video via CNN)