Iran sentences former president’s daughter to a five-year prison

According to her attorney, Iran has condemned the activist daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to five years in prison.

The charges against Faezeh Hashemi were not specifically stated by the attorney. However, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency, Hashemi was charged with “propaganda against the system” by Tehran’s public prosecutor last year.

In September, she was reportedly detained for “inciting rioting” in Tehran after demonstrations brought on by the murder of a young Kurdish lady while in police custody.

Iran sentences former president

The protests pose one of the biggest challenges to Iran’s clerical rulers since the 1979 revolution.

“Following the arrest of Ms. Faezeh Hashemi, she was sentenced to five years in prison but the sentence is not final,” defence lawyer Neda Shams wrote on her Twitter account.

In 2012, Faezeh Hashemi was sentenced to jail and banned from political activities for “anti state propaganda” dating back to the 2009 disputed presidential election.

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