Amid Report of Jason Rezaian’s Conviction, Iran Hints at Prisoner Exchange

October 12, 2015 11:40 AM

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Amid Report of Jason Rezaian’s Conviction, Iran Hints at Prisoner Exchange

TEHRAN — The Washington Post said on Monday that its correspondent Jason Rezaian, who has been jailed for 14 months in Iran on espionage charges, had been convicted after a trial that ended two months ago.

While the conviction could not be independently confirmed — a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary said on Sunday that a verdict had been handed down, but he did not disclose specifics — Iran appeared to be moving on Monday to position Mr. Rezaian’s case as part of a broader effort to get the release...

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