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Hardline Iranian Judge Blocks Lawyer Chosen to Represent WaPo Journalist

An Iranian lawyer trying to represent a detained Washington Post journalist is not being allowed to see his prospective client, he says. Masoud Shafii said he has been trying to see Jason Rezaian, but he has been stymied by the judge assigned to preside over the case. Rezaian, a dual citizen of Iran and the U.S., has been held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison for seven months. “I went two to three times in the past week to see Judge [Abloqasem] Salavati, but unfortunately he did not...

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