Iran releases ex-president's daughter

Tried on charges of making anti-regime propaganda, she was found guilty in 2011 but her sentence was implemented a year later.

Iran releases ex-president's daughter

World Bulletin / News Desk

The daughter of Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was released Tuesday after serving a six-month sentence on charges of propaganda against the regime, her lawyer told the ISNA news agency.

Lawyer Sohrab Soleimani said Faezeh Hashemi, who was arrested in late September and taken to Tehran's notorious Evin prison, was released in the early hours of Tuesday, ISNA reported.

Hashemi was among thousands arrested for taking part in protests that erupted after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was given a second term in a 2009 election amid claims by the opposition that the vote was rigged.

Tried on charges of making anti-regime propaganda, she was found guilty in 2011 but her sentence was implemented a year later.

Mehdi Hashemi, Faezeh's brother, has also been targeted by judicial action on charges of undermining national security during the 2009 protests. His case is still ongoing.

Her father, Rafsanjani, is an influential cleric who served as president from 1989 to 1997.

Last Mod: 20 Mart 2013, 11:36
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