Iran Allows Lawyer for Post Reporter, But Not His Choice

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by: Lydia DePillis | Washington Post

A Washington Post reporter imprisoned in Iran has been granted access to an attorney — but not the one of his choosing.



Jason Rezaian, who has been the paper’s Tehran correspondent since 2012 and holds U.S. and Iranian citizenship, has spent 222 days in Tehran’s Evin Prison. Family members say that their preferred attorney was blocked by the country’s Revolutionary Court, which last week had given them a deadline of March 2 to present one that was “acceptable.”

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