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Daughter of Late Iran President Gets Six-Month Prison Sentence

Amir Vahdat Monday, March 20, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The outspoken daughter of Iran's late President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been sentenced to six months in prison for "spreading lies against the judiciary," a semi-official news agency reported Saturday, as the country prepares for a May presidential election.

The report by the Fars news agency comes after rumors of a prison sentence handed down against Faezeh Hashemi had been circulating online. While it didn't elaborate, the announcement comes as hard-liners have been cracking down on reformists in the lead-up to the vote. ...

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