Taken to Evin Prison
Iranian authorities took Faezeh Hashemi, a former member of Majlis and daughter of Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, to prison Saturday on charges of “spreading anti-state propaganda.”
Ms. Hashemi was convicted in January and sentenced to six-month jail for an interview she gave to an opposition news website in which she criticized human rights violations in Iran. She was taken to the notorious Evin prison at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Faezeh represented Tehran in Majlis between 1996 and 2000 and founded the popular women’s magazine Zan. Her father is one of the founders of the Islamic Republic and has served two terms as Iran’s president.
File Courtesy Photo: Faeze Hashemi. (Radio Farda)