As of Sunday, Iranian courts reached a verdict in the espionage case against Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, however the verdict has yet to be released.
Rezaian an American-Iranian journalist with the Washington Post, was arrested in July 2014 after being accused of espionage and other charges. Some of the other charges as told by the Post are “collaborating with a hostile government” and “propaganda against the establishment.”
The Post denied the allegations, while the State Department said that the charges against Rezaian were “absurd.”
On Friday, Razaian’s brother Ali, stated that it was day 444 of his brother’s imprisonment, the same amount of time the staff of the American embassy in Tehran were held after the U.S. Embassy was seized in 1979.
Two other American citizens are being held captive in Iran. They are Christian pastor, Saeed Abedini and former US Marine Corps sergeant, Amir Hekmati. There have been talks to try and have them released including at the UN General Assembly in New York last month between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.