Washington Post reporter sentenced to prison in Iran


Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who has been in an Iranian prison for almost 500 days, has been sentenced to prison, according to media reports on Sunday.

Iranian officials said Rezaian, an Iranian-American who was living and reporting in Iran at the time of his arrest on espionage charges, was sentenced to a prison term, though it's unclear how long or where he will serve the time, the Wall Street Journal reported. The sentence has not yet been passed on to his family or his lawyer.

Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, the spokesman for Iran's judiciary, said that the punishment is not official since it's expected Rezaian will appeal, the Washington Post reported.

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