Post correspondent Jason Rezaian sentenced to prison term in Iran

November 22, 2015 8:29 PM

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Post correspondent Jason Rezaian sentenced to prison term in Iran

Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter who has been held by the government of Iran for the past 16 months and was convicted on espionage charges last month, has been sentenced to a prison term, the state news agency announced Sunday.

Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, a spokesman for Iran’s judiciary, confirmed the punishment in a statement posted on the Official Islamic Republic News Agency’s Web site, according to the Associated Press.

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