Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:50PM
Faezeh Hashemi (file photo)

Faezeh Hashemi (file photo)

The daughter of head of Iran's Expediency Council and former president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has been released from jail after serving a six-month term. “Mrs. Faezeh Hashemi was released from prison today,” her lawyer, Gholamali Riahi, said on Tuesday. She was detained in September 2012 after the Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court charged her with spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic. The court also banned her from political activities for five years. Faezeh Hashemi was found guilty in 2011, but her sentence was imposed a year later. Her father, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who served as president for two terms from 1989 to 1997, and currently heads the Expediency Council, lost the 2005 presidential race to incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. MRS/SS
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