Rafsanjani's daughter sentenced in Iran

Jan. 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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TEHRAN, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was sentenced to six months in prison for making anti-government statements, officials said.

Faezeh Hashemi was arrested last year for taking part in anti-government protests, the Mehr News Agency reported.

CNN said Rafsanjani, a vocal critic and bitter political rival of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is widely believed to be one of the wealthiest and most politically powerful men in Iran.

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