In this photo April 11, 2013 file photo, Jason Rezaian, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
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The final hearing for a Washington Post reporter detained in Iran more than a year ago and charged with espionage ended Monday, with a verdict expected in the coming days in a trial that has been condemned by the newspaper and press freedom groups.The fourth closed-door hearing in the trial of Jason Rezaian ended after a few hours devoted to his defense. Rezaian was tried by a Revolutionary Court, which hears sensitive cases, including those related to national security. U.S. officials have pressed for the release of Rezaian and other Americans detained in Iran, but their cases were not included in a landmark nuclear deal reached with Tehran last month.The Post last month filed a petition with the United Nations Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions that is aimed at pressuring Iran to release Rezaian.
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