Being a journalist comes with its fair share of risks. But those risks escalate when you work in countries that do not share the American ideals of free speech.
In a prominent example of the perils of the press abroad, Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned in Iran for more than 14 months on four charges, including espionage. Today reports indicate Rezaian was convicted of those charges, although the details of his conviction have been layered in a shroud of secrecy.
Rezaian faces a sentence of between 10 and 20 years.
Rezaian’s attorneys plan to appeal the conviction.