Jason Rezaian, US journalist charged with espionage, sentenced by Iranian court

A verdict has been reached in the case of an American journalist detained in Iran for over a year on espionage charges.

A semi-official Iranian news agency announced on Sunday that a sentence had been handed down for Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post’s bureau chief in Tehran, but offered no details of what the verdict or sentence were.

The news agency quoted a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, who said he had no further information on the verdict but that Rezaian, 39, had 20 days to appeal his sentence.