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21 Jun

Iran – Rafsanjani’s daughter Faezeh released

After being briefly arrested for participating in an illegal rally in Tehran

Sun, 21 Jun 2009 20:12:42 GMT

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Faezeh Hashemi-Rafsanjani

Iran’s Expediency Council head Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani’s daughter, Faezeh, has been released after being briefly arrested for participating in an illegal rally in Tehran.

Faezeh Hashemi along with four other members of the former president’s family had been reportedly arrested for having participated in an illegal rally “in [Tehran’s] Azadi Avenue and inciting and encouraging rioters” on Saturday.

Rafsanjani’s daughter was the last of those detained to be released on Sunday evening.

The other four, which included Faezeh’s daughter, Hossein Mar’ashi’s wife, daughter, and sister-in-law — Mar’ashi is a cousin to Hashemi-Rafsanjani’s wife — were released earlier on Sunday.

Moreover, Hashemi-Rafsanjani’s children are reportedly barred form leaving the country.

Earlier in June, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had accused Rafsanjani and his immediate family of corruption during a televised debate with his main rival Mir-Hossein Mousavi.

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