On Tuesday, her lawyer said that the activist daughter of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had been sentenced to five years in prison.
The lawyer did not give the point of the charges against Faezeh Hashemi. According to the semi-official, Tehran’s public prosecutor indicted Hashemi last year on “propaganda against the system.”
State media in September conveyed she had been arrested for “inciting riots” in Tehran during demonstrations started by the death of a young Kurdish woman in police custody.
The protests have posed one of the most significant 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,” defense lawyer Neda Shams wrote on her Twitter account.
In 2012, Faezeh Hashemi was sentenced to prison and denied political actions for “anti-state propaganda” dating to the 2009 disputed presidential election. Her father passed in 2017. Former president Rafsanjani’s pragmatic financial liberalization policies and more profitable relations with the West enticed fierce supporters and equally passionate detractors during his life. He was one of the inventors of the Islamic Republic.
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