Rezaian is accused of “espionage.” AFP PHOTO/STR
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An Iranian security court held the first hearing Tuesday in the closed trial of an Iranian-American reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months, the official IRNA news agency reported.The report did not provide further details, but initial hearings in Iran usually see the prosecutor spell out charges. The Post has said Rezaian faces up to 10 to 20 years in prison.All were later released except Rezaian, who was born and spent most of his life in the United States, and who holds both American and Iranian citizenship. Iran does not recognize other nationalities for its citizens.The Washington Post has criticized Rezaian's detention and the handling of the case.
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