Iran court concludes final hearing for U.S. reporter charged with espionage

August 10, 2015 12:37 PM

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Iran court concludes final hearing for U.S. reporter charged with espionage

TEHRAN, Iran -- A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran more than a year ago and charged with espionage appeared in court for a final hearing on Monday, with a verdict expected in the coming days in a trial that has been condemned by the newspaper and press freedom groups.

Rezaian's lawyer, Leila Ahsan, submitted a 20-page defence brief at the start of Monday's session and provided an oral defence during the hearing, she told The Associated Press. Rezaian also spoke in his own defence, she said. She declined to provide details, citing confidentiality rules surrounding...

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