A court in Iran has convicted Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, Iran’s ISNA news agency said on Sunday, but the U.S. newspaper said Tehran was working a political angle by not disclosing details.
ISNA quoted judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei as saying the California-born Rezaian, the paper’s Tehran bureau chief, had 20 days to appeal the verdict. Rezaian was arrested in July 2014. He was accused of espionage.
“He has been convicted. … But I don’t have the details of his verdict,” the news agency quoted Ejei as saying.
The case has been a sensitive issue for Washington and Iran, and Sunday’s announcement did little to resolve it.