The “espionage” trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian is finally reaching its resolution, it was disclosed Saturday.
The newspaper indicated that Rezaian’s attorney was informed that the trial would resume and conclude Monday after a lengthy and unexplained delay.
A verdict will then be reached, according to the lawyer, Leila Ahsan. But what that portends is as clear as mud, given how closed-mouthed the government remains on the matter.
Rezaian was jailed more than a year ago on unspecified charges. Subsequent accusations of espionage against Rezaian were ridiculed by the Obama administration, his employers and a variety of journalism and human rights groups. But the Iranian government was undeterred and forged ahead with his imprisonment and a secret trial in which not even his family gained entry. Read more