Official: Iran court to hear post reporter’s case ‘on turn’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior official in Iran’s judiciary says a court will hear the case of a detained Washington Post correspondent when it’s his turn.

Gholamhossein Esmaeili, the head of Tehran’s justice administration, is quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying Wednesday: “Jason Rezaian’s case will be heard on turn.”

Esmaeili did not elaborate.

Rezaian has been the Post’s correspondent in Tehran since 2012. He was born and spent most of his life in the United States, and holds Iranian and American citizenship. Iran doesn’t recognize dual nationalities for its citizens

Rezaian faces unspecified charges in Iran’s Revolutionary Court, which mostly hears cases involving security offenses. He’s been held since July 22.

Rezaian’s family, the Post and the U.S. State Department repeatedly have called for the journalist’s immediate release.

By The Associated Press