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Lawyer tells Washington Post its reporter jailed in Iran faces 4 charges, including espionage

FILE - 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. Lawyer Leila Ahsan, who represents Rezaian, told the Post on Monday, April 20, 2015 that the correspondent also faces charges of "conducting propaganda against the establishment," ''collaborating with hostile governments" and "collecting information about internal and foreign policy and providing them to individuals with malicious intent."(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

FILE - 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. Lawyer Leila Ahsan, who represents Rezaian, told the Post on Monday, April 20, 2015 that the correspondent also faces charges of "conducting propaganda against the establishment," ''collaborating with hostile governments" and "collecting information about internal and foreign policy and providing them to individuals with malicious intent."(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)  (The Associated Press)

A lawyer says a Washington Post reporter jailed in Iran faces four charges, including an espionage charge.

Lawyer Leilah Ahsan, who represents reporter Jason Rezaian, told the Post on Monday that the correspondent also faces charges of "conducting propaganda against the establishment," ''collaborating with hostile governments" and "collecting information about internal and foreign policy and providing them to individuals with malicious intent."

Rezaian has been the Post's correspondent in Tehran since 2012 and has been held by Iranian authorities since July 22. He was born and spent most of his life in the United States, and holds Iranian and American citizenship. Iran doesn't recognize dual nationalities for its citizens

Rezaian's family, the Post and the U.S. State Department repeatedly have called for the journalist's immediate release.