Jason Rezaian, a correspondent for the Washington Post has been sentenced to an unspecified jail term.
His sentencing comes after he was found guilty of charges of espionage in Iran in October. Rezaian was arrested with his wife and two other journalists, who were later released.
Rezaian, who holds a dual citizenship, is a Washington Post correspondent and covers Iran and has been in detention for over a year while his trial continued.
His closd door trial has resulted in a prison verdict, although the prison term has not been confirmed.
The Washington Post has denied the allegations in a statement as foreign editor Douglas Jehl said in a statement,
” We’re aware of the reports in the Iranian media, but have no further information at this time,”
“Every day that Jason is in prison is an injustice. He has done nothing wrong. Even after keeping Jason in prison 488 days so far, Iran has produced no evidence of wrongdoing. His trial and sentence are a sham, and he should be released immediately.”