Mother of Washington Post reporter speaks of bail hope

Iranian-American Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, currently on trial for spying, and his Iranian wife Yeganeh Salehi are shown in Tehran on September 10, 2013The mother of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, on trial in Iran for espionage, told reporters outside a Tehran court Monday that she hopes he will be freed on bail. Rezaian, the newspaper’s Tehran Correspondent, was detained in the capital almost a year ago in a case that has run parallel to Iran’s nuclear talks with world powers led by the United States. Rezaian, a dual Iranian-American citizen, is accused of spying for the United States by collecting confidential information, cooperating with hostile governments and disseminating propaganda against Iran.

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