Ex-Iran President’s Daughter Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison.
The activist daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Though her lawyer did not reveal specific details of the charges against Faezeh Hashemi, it is believed that she has been convicted of “propaganda against the system.”
“Following the arrest of Ms. Faezeh Hashemi, she was sentenced to five years in prison but the sentence is not final,” defense lawyer Neda Shams wrote on her Twitter account.
Reports from Iranian state media in September indicate that she had been arrested for her role in “inciting riots” during protests that took place in Tehran. These protests were triggered by the death of a young Kurdish woman in police custody and have been considered one of the most significant challenges to Iran’s clerical leaders since the revolution of 1979.
This is not the first time Faezeh Hashemi has faced legal trouble. She was previously sentenced to jail and banned from political activities in 2012 for “anti-state propaganda” related to the 2009 presidential election. Her father passed away in 2017.
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