Jason Rezaian trial may resume on weekend

June 15, 2015
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The on-again, off-again — but mostly off-again — “espionage” trial of the Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian may not resume until the weekend.

There have been just two court sessions of a proceeding closed to outsiders, including his family.

Doug Jehl, the newspaper’s foreign editor, said Monday that “with Ramadan about to begin, we don’t expect the trial to resume until this weekend at the earliest.”

On Saturday Iranian President Hassan Rouhani indicated to media that he’s following the case. He didn’t elaborate on the substance of the matter.

There hasn’t been much to follow. There apparently have been just two sessions since the trial started shortly after Memorial Day weekend in the U.S.