Iran issued a verdict Sunday in the espionage trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, according to local media reports.
However the reports, including on state TV, did not give any details on what the ruling is.
“The ruling on this case has been issued. There is still the possibility of this ruling being appealed, and it is not final,” said judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, according to Reuters, which cited the ISNA news agency.
Rezaian, an Iranian-American Washington Post correspondent in Tehran, was detained by the Iranian government, along with his wife and two others on July 22, 2014. The 39-year old Californian, now held in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, has been in an Iranian jail longer than any other Western journalist on charges of espionage and other crimes.
His Iranian wife and journalist, Yeganeh Salehi, and the others detained with him have been released.
Rezaian’s lawyer, his family and The Washington Post have repeatedly denied the charges and U.S. officials, international organizations and press advocates have called for his release.
Contributing: Roger Yu
Read or Share this story: http://usat.ly/1RAUjC8