Iran: Trial of the daughter of top cleric gets underway

SNA reports that Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of the moderate cleric Ayatollah Aliakbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, is being tried on a charge of “propaganda against the regime” in a closed-door trial led by Judge Salavati.

 Hashemi’s lawyer, Gholamali Riahi, said he presented her defence, and once some supporting documents are submitted to the court, it will issue a verdict.

Faezeh Hashemi was charged for an interview she gave to Rooz online last May.

After that interview, Tehran Prosecutor Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei announced that she was being charged for “insulting the Islamic Republic officials.”

In her interview, Faezeh Hashemi criticized the government and said the country is being run by a bunch of “thugs and hoodlums.”

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