Where Jailed Reporter's Trial Fits In US-Iran Relationship
Iranian news outlets say the trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian is set for May 26, one month before a nuclear deal deadline.By Kate Grumke | May 19, 2015
A U.S. journalist held in jail in Iran for more than nine months has finally received a trial date, according to Iranian news outlets.
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife, Yaganeh Salehi, were arrested and sent to an Iranian prison last year in July. The trial date for Rezaian, Salehi and a third unnamed photojournalist is reportedly set for May 26.
Rezaian is a dual Iranian-American citizen, and charges against him include espionage, conspiring with a hostile foreign government and propaganda — essentially sending information back to the U.S. (Video via CNN)