Iran To Try 'Washington Post' Journalist With Economic Spying

April 14, 2015 9:01 AM

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An Iranian-American reporter has spent the last nine months in a prison in Tehran. And now Iran's official news agency reports Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post will be charged with economic espionage. Both The Post and the State Department characterized the charge as absurd and are calling for Rezaian's immediate release. We're joined on the line by journalist and documentary filmmaker Maziar Bahari. He's Iranian-Canadian. His memoir about being jailed by the Iranian regime was the basis for the John Stewart film "Rosewater." Welcome.

BAHARI: We don't know. That is the simple answer. A few months ago, one of the conservative members of the parliament said that Jason Rezaian has confessed in a recorded confession saying that he's a spy. And a few days ago, Fars News Agency, which is a news agency close to the Revolutionary Guard, ...

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