Statement from Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, regarding Iran’s referral to a Revolutionary Court unspecified charges against detained Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian:

“We still do not know what charges the Iranian authorities have brought against our correspondent Jason Rezaian, but we hope the referral of his case to a Revolutionary Court represents a step forward toward Jason’s prompt release. This step gives Iran’s judiciary an opportunity to demonstrate its fairness and independence by determining that the charges are baseless. We call on Iran to make these charges public, to allow Jason access to a lawyer and to bring a swift and just resolution of a  six-month-long nightmare that has been extremely difficult for Jason and his family.’’