Reporter charged in Iran after lengthy detainment

December 8, 2014 1:03 AM

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Reporter charged in Iran after lengthy detainment

WASHINGTON - A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for more than four months was formally charged Saturday after a day-long proceeding in a Tehran courtroom, the newspaper reported.

Jason Rezaian, the newspaper's bureau chief in Tehran since 2012, appeared in court almost five months after he was arrested July 22. The charges were the first against him since the arrest, the Post said. He is an Iranian-American who holds dual citizenship.

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