Report: Washington Post reporter detained in Iran is facing 'espionage' charges

April 12, 2015 4:41 PM

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Report: Washington Post reporter detained in Iran is facing 'espionage' charges

FILE - In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. The semiofficial Fars news agency says Sunday, April 12, 2015 that the journalist detained in Iran for over eight months is accused of "espionage." Rezaian, who has been held on unspecified charges since July 22, is also facing the charge of "acting against national security."(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File) (The Associated Press)

TEHRAN, Iran – 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.

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