#FreeJason: 477 days too many for imprisoned Washington Post correspondent

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.

For more coverage on Rezaian’s imprisonment, visit the Washington Post. A statement from Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron can be found here.

Rezaian’s attorneys plan to appeal the conviction.



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