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03 Jan 2012 11:09


World: Daughter of Iranian ex-president jailed for fomenting political dissent

Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, will spend six months in jail ahead of Iranian parliament elections for “propaganda against the Islamic system.” She will also be barred from political activities for five years. source

21 Jun 2009 21:05


World: This woman’s arrest complicated Iran’s already-shaky political climate

Why Faezeh Hashemi’s arrest is so notable: She’s the daughter of ex-prez Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Four other family members were also arrested. source