MOSCOW, December 4 (Sputnik) — Iranian state security is about to file charges against Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian as the local court has prolonged his detention by 60 days.
.@sarahleah1: “If authorities had evidence that Rezaian had committed a real crime, they should have charged him shortly after his arrest”— Faraz Sanei (@farazsanei) December 4, 2014
Iranian human rights officials said that formal charges will be filed against Rezaian “soon” as he allegedly violated the law “regarding the area of state security”. His wife was released on bail in October.
Jason Rezaian had been working in Tehran since 2012. Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif previously said the investigation is underway in regard of Rezaian as an Iranian citizen as Iran does not acknowledge dual citizenship. No other explanation of Rezaian’s arrest was given so far.