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Trial of Washington Post reporter jailed in Iran set to begin May 26

Trial of Washington Post reporter jailed in Iran set to begin May 26

A Washington Post journalist jailed in Iran on espionage and other charges for almost 10 months is scheduled to go on trial next week, his lawyer and news outlets said Tuesday. Jason Rezaian, 39, the newspaper's bureau chief in Tehran, will face trial May 26, reported the official Iranian Islamic Republic News Agency and his lawyer, Leila Ahsan. Ahsan said she read media accounts that the trial would begin next week and confirmed the date with the court. It was not clear if the trial would be open to the public. Rezaian is to be tried in the Revolutionary Court, which normally handles cases involving national security. Proceedings there are generally held in closed session. ...

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