Report: US Reporter Held in Iran Facing 'Espionage' Charges

April 12, 2015 4:42 PM

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A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for over eight months is accused of "espionage" and "acting against national security," the semiofficial Fars news agency reported Sunday.

The report did not elaborate on the source of the information, but the agency is regarded as close to Iran's hard-liners.

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