Faezeh Hashemi: Iran sentences daughter of former president to 5 years in jail


The daughter of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been sentenced to 5 years in jail, her lawyer stated Tuesday.

The decision in opposition to Faezeh Hashemi, who’s a recognized Iranian activist, is “not final,” the lawyer, Neda Shams, stated in a tweet. “The client is still in prison and there are other cases against her,” Shams added.

Hashemi was indicted final yr by Tehran’s public prosecutor on fees of “propaganda against the system,” state-aligned information company ISNA stated on Tuesday.

She was arrested and transferred to Evin jail in September, in accordance with ISNA.

Iran has detained plenty of high-profile activists in current months, together with author and poet Mona Borzouei, singer Shervin Hajipour and Iranian soccer participant Hossein Mahini, as anti-government protests rocked the nation.

Over the previous decade, Hashemi has been jailed a number of occasions for making anti-government statements and collaborating in protests.

She spent months in jail after a 2012 arrest for making anti-government statements.

Her father was a revolutionary who fought the Shah’s regime and its Western-leaning social and financial insurance policies however pushed for liberalization and privatization applications when he turned president a yr after the top of the Iran-Iraq warfare.

Rafsanjani died in 2017 aged 82.

As many as 41 extra protesters have acquired dying sentences in current months as officers try and crack down on the swell of offended public sentiment throughout Iran, in accordance with statements from each Iranian officers and in Iranian media reviewed by CNN and 1500Tasvir, however the true quantity may very well be a lot increased.

The executions on Saturday of two younger males in Iran, one a karate champion, the opposite a volunteer kids’s coach, in reference to the nationwide protests, sparked outrage all over the world.

The full variety of individuals now recognized to have been executed in reference to the protests, sparked by the dying of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian lady Mahsa Amini in police custody in September, has reached 4.