Baku, Azerbaijan, August 30
By Khalid Kazimov -- Trend:
Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years in prison each on charges of having spied for the United States and Israel, Islamic Republic Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossien Mohseni Ejei said.
Speaking at a weekly press conference, he said the sentences were issued by the Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court, Fars news agency reported August 30.
Ejei did not say the names of the two people. However, one of them is likely to be Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian.
Rezaian had been charged with espionage and at least three other major crimes. He was allowed to meet his lawyer for the first time in mid-May after 10 months.
While the Revolutionary Court has not disclosed official charges against Rezaian, Iranian media say the charges are related to transfer of information to the United States Central Intelligence Agency.
Rezaian was arrested together with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, in July 2014.