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Reporter's Trial in Iran May Get Hard Judge

Newspaper article International New York Times

Reporter's Trial in Iran May Get Hard Judge

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A jurist with a reputation for imposing harsh sentences may be the one to preside over the trial of Jason Rezaian of The Washington Post.

A Revolutionary Court judge in Iran with a reputation for imposing harsh sentences has been selected to preside in the trial of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post's Tehran correspondent, who has been incarcerated for more than six months on unspecified charges, a human rights advocacy group has said.

The group, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, reported the selection of the judge, Abolghassem Salavati, in an updated posting on its website Saturday about the prosecution of Mr. Rezaian, who has not been granted access to legal counsel since he was arrested.

It quoted a prominent Iranian defense lawyer, Mohammed Saleh Nikbakht, who had wanted to represent Mr. Rezaian, as telling his family that Judge Salavati's court would get the case. It also quoted Mr. Nikbakht as saying that "for certain reasons," he could not be Mr. …

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