Jason Rezaian, Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post - who has been behind bars in Iran since July 2014 - was this week convicted of espionage. After 447 days in jail, a court finally handed down a verdict. The Iranian Students’ News Agency quoted Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, a spokesman for Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, as saying Rezaian had been found guilty.
Foreigners or dual citizens became a tool that can be used to advance Iran’s political objectives.Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
Iran’s intelligence and judiciary might sometimes target a foreigner or dual citizen as part of a plan to put pressure on his country of citizenship, and achieve Tehran’s political or ideological objectives.Dr. Majid Rafizadeh