TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A semi-official Iranian news agency is reporting that jailed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaiain has been sentenced to an unspecified prison term following his conviction on charges that consist of espionage.
The Sunday report by the Tasnim agency quoted Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, the spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, as announcing the punishment. He gave no further specifics.
Rezaiain’s lawyer , Leila Ahsan, told The Connected Press she had not been informed of the verdict.
Rezaian was detained with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and two photojournalists on July 22, 2014. All have been later released except Rezaian, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen who was convicted last month of spying.
Rezaian has covered Iran for the Post given that 2012. The Post, U.S. officials and Rezaian’s loved ones have all referred to as for his release. Iran does not recognize dual-nationality.
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