Detained U.S. reporter testifies in Iran

August 11, 2015 7:07 AM

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Detained U.S. reporter testifies in Iran

A verdict in journalist Jason Rezaian's case could come as early as next week, said his attorney, Leila Ahsan. She told the Associated Press that she submitted a 20-page defense brief at the start of Monday's session, gave an oral defense during the hearing, and provided the court with a separate written statement at the end following remarks from the prosecutor.

Ahsan confirmed that Rezaian also addressed the court during the hearing, which she said was the last in the case. She declined to provide details, citing confidentiality rules surrounding the trial.

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