Washington Post: Treatment of jailed journalist is 'simply appalling'

April 14, 2015 7:33 PM

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Washington Post: Treatment of jailed journalist is 'simply appalling'

With Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian about to go on trial in Iran, the newspaper's top editor says it is "simply appalling" that Rezaian is not receiving fair access to a defense attorney.

"We call again on Iran to demonstrate its commitment to fairness, justice and to following its own law," Post executive editor Marty Baron said in a statement on Tuesday. "Any fair review of the case against Jason could only result in his exoneration and his immediate release."

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