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Iran's trial of Washington Post writer: Secrecy, not justice

Iran's trial of Washington Post writer: Secrecy, not justice

A Revolutionary Court judge in Tehran held a two-hour hearing Tuesday in the espionage trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, who was born and raised in the Bay Area and holds dual U.S. and Iranian citizenship. Because the court proceedings are secret and the indictment remains under wraps, little is known about the specific charges against Rezaian, and virtually nothing about what evidence Iranian investigators think they can present to prove that he committed a crime. This is not a justice system but the machinery of oppression, and the international outcry over Iran's actions against Rezaian is fully justified. Sadly, Rezaian isn't the only American to have...

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