Washington Post journalist’s trial in Iran will be ‘closed to the world’

The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian , who is being held on espionage charges in Iran, is due to start on Tuesday. After 10 months languishing in the notorious Evin Prison, the Tehran bureau chief is set to face a closed door trial, according to a statement posted online by The Post 's Executive Editor Martin Baron. See also: Drone video of bridge washed out by floods in Texas Baron called the incarceration and trial of Iranian-American Rezaian "shameful acts of injustice." He detailed the poor treatment Rezaian had received since his July 22, 2014 arrest — including being locked in isolation, denied medical care, and the inability to select a lawyer — and said the trial being "closed to the world" will not allow the appropriate scrutiny [...]

Sikh man who removed turban to save young boy receives a surprise thank you gift

Sikh man Harman Singh, who won global praise when he overlooked religious protocol to remove his turban and cradle the head of an injured boy, has been surprised with a new suite of furniture for his home. On May 15, Daejon Pahia, 5, was struck by a car in Auckland, New Zealand, and was left with a serious injury to the head. 22-year-old Singh, who lives close by, rushed out when he heard the incident and took off his turban to help staunch the flow of blood, according to the New Zealand Herald [...]
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