Verdict in Iran's trial of US journalist Rezaian likely within week

August 10, 2015 14:42

A verdict in Iran's trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian could be issued within a week, his lawyer was quoted by Iranian media as saying on Monday after the fourth and last hearing behind closed doors.

Rezaian, who holds dual US and Iranian citizenship, was arrested over a year ago and charged with espionage. The Post has dismissed the charges as "absurd" and urged the UN Human Rights Council to help secure his release."This was the last hearing and we made the last defense. The verdict most possibly will be issued within a week," the Fars news agency and other Iranian media quoted defense lawyer Leila Ahsan as saying.

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