Washington Post Reporter's Family, Public Barred From Attending His Trial In Iran

The trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian for espionage and other charges in Iran will be closed to public, including his own family, his newspaper announced Monday.
The newspaper’s executive editor Martin Baron said in a statement that the news means the trial will be “closed to the scrutiny it fully deserves.”
Baron wrote,“There is no justice in this system, not an ounce of it, and yet the fate of a good, innocent man hangs in the balance.”
Rezaian was working as the newspaper’s Tehran bureau chief when he was arrested in July 2014 by Iranian authorities.
He is facing charges of espionage, collecting classified information, collaborating with hostile governments, and propaganda against the establishment.



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