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A statement from The Washington Post about today's hearing

The Change.org Team

Jul 13, 2015 — Today, Jason Rezaian attended the third hearing of his trial in Iran. Martin Baron, the executive editor of The Washington Post, made this statement calling for Jason's immediate release from prison:

“Jason Rezaian’s unjust detention on espionage and other charges trumped up by Iranian authorities has now, almost inconceivably, stretched into nearly a full year. Until today, Jason’s so-called trial, a secret proceeding that began with a single short hearing in May and a second in June, had been halted for more than a month.

A third hearing in Jason’s case was held today, without conclusion, Jason’s lawyer has told his family. No date has yet been set for these proceedings to resume. We call again on Iran to deliver a speedy, fair and impartial judgment in Jason’s case, one that could only result in his acquittal, immediate release, and a long-overdue reunion with his family. It is long past time to bring an end to the nightmare that began on July 22, 2014, when Jason – The Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent — and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, both accredited as journalists by the Government of Iran, were arrested by Iranian authorities.”

You can also view the statement on The Washington Post's website: https://www.washingtonpost.com/pr/wp/2015/07/13/new-statement-from-martin-baron-on-jason-rezaian-case/


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