Iran Charges WaPo Journalist with ‘Unknown Crimes’
It’s been almost five months since Washington Post Iran correspondent Jason Rezaian was detained by Iranian authorities. On Sunday he was finally charged — with “unknown crimes.”
“In its ongoing disregard of Iran’s own laws, the Iranian judiciary has continued to deny Jason access to legal representation, denied his request for bail, and prevented access to review of his case file,” read a statement from Rezaian’s family.
Rezaian, a dual Iran-U.S. citizen, was detained along with his wife Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian citizen, who was released in October.
Secretary of State John Kerry deplored the charges. “We call on the Iranian government to drop any and all charges against Jason and release him immediately so that he can be reunited with his family,” Kerry said in a statement. “Jason poses no threat to the Iranian government or to Iran’s national security.”
[h/t NBC News]
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