Today: Monday, 30 January 2023 year

The daughter of the ex-president of Iran was sentenced to five years in prison.

The daughter of the ex-president of Iran was sentenced to five years in prison.

An Iranian court has sentenced the daughter of Iranian ex-president Faeze Hashemi Rafsanjani, who was detained for supporting recent mass protests in the country, to 5 years in prison, her lawyer Neda Shams said.

“Ms. Faeze Hashemi has been provisionally sentenced to 5 years in prison on the charges brought against her latest case… Commenting on the verdict, given its inconclusiveness, is not right,” Shams wrote on her Twitter.


“Provisional verdict” in the Iranian judiciary implies the possibility of appeal.


The lawyer added that her client is still in prison, several more cases have been filed against her.

Faeze Hashemi Rafsanjani is a reformist politician and former member of parliament. She was a supporter of the Iranian opposition. Participated in anti-government demonstrations and protests. She was first arrested in 2009 when she supported one of the candidates of the reformist wing, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, during the presidential elections. Subsequently, she was twice sentenced to 6 months in prison, she was also banned from political activity for a period of five years.


Faese was again detained on September 27, 2022 for supporting the mass protests that had begun in connection with the death of a girl detained by the morality police.