12 Apr '15, 5pm

Report: US reporter held in Iran facing 'espionage' charges

In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The semiofficial Fars news agency says Sunday, April 12, 2015 that the journalist detained in Iran for over eight months is accused of "espionage." Rezaian, who has been held on unspecified charges since July 22, is also facing the charge of "acting against national security." Vahid Salemi/AP TEHRAN, Iran — A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for over eight months is accused of "espionage" and "acting against national security," the semiofficial Fars news agency reported Sunday. The report did not elaborate on the source of the information, but the agency is regarded as close to Iran's hard-liners. Iranian officials have said Rezaian is facing "security" charges...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/report-us-reporter-held-in...

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