WASHINGTON — A journalist for The Washington Post has been sentenced to an unspecified prison term, according to multiple reports.

Iranian state TV reported that Jason Rezaian was convicted last month on charges that include espionage.

Douglas Jehl, the foreign editor of The Washington Post, released the following statement on Sunday:

“We’re aware of the reports in the Iranian media, but have no further information at this time. Every day that Jason is in prison is an injustice. He has done nothing wrong. Even after keeping Jason in prison 487 days so far, Iran has produced no evidence of wrongdoing. His trial and sentence are a sham, and he should be released immediately.”

This is a developing story.

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