Maziar Bahari, who spent more than three months in jail before being released on $300,000 bail and flying to London to be with his wife and newborn daughter, was accused of "conspiring against [Iranian] national security, possession of classified documents, propagating against the government, and insulting both the supreme religious leader, Ayatollah [Ali] Khamenei, and [President Mahmud] Ahmadinejad," according to the paper. It adds:
Iran Sentences 'Newsweek' Reporter In Absentia
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