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Iran gives ex-president`s daughter suspended jail term

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 23:58

Iran on Saturday handed a daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani a suspended jail sentence for spreading lies about the authorities, her lawyer told the official IRNA news agency.

Iran`s vetting body stands by Rafsanjani veto

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 19:54

Iran`s hardline electoral watchdog the Guardians Council stood by its decision to bar former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from presidential poll.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani blasts Iran`s rulers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 20:21

A website is reporting that former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has strongly criticised the policies of Iran`s ruling clerical establishment.

Top figures barred from Iran presidential poll

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:03

The official ballot list, announced on state TV, followed a nearly six-hour delay in which the names were kept under wraps.

Iran election overseers may bar former president

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 22:09

Iran`s election overseers say they will bar candidates who are physically weak from running in next month`s presidential election, a clear nod toward a former president.

‘Woman on ballot’ not ‘approved by law’: Iran council cleric

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 15:47

Iran’s constitutional body, the Guardian Council, has ruled out women’s participation in Presidential Elections as candidates.

Iran`s ex-president softens stance toward Israel

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 14:40

Iran`s influential former president has expressed a softer stance toward the country`s archenemy Israel in sharp contrast to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad` typical anti-Israel remarks.

Ex-Iranian president`s daughter released from jail

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 13:06

The daughter of Iran`s former president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani was released Tuesday after six months in jail, Xinhua reported.

Iran court issues indictment for former Prez’s son

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 09:07

Tehran Prosecutor General Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi announced that a 125-page indictment has been issued for Mehdi Hashemi.

Daughter of Iran`s ex-president stands trial

Last Updated: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 22:15

The daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been brought to trial on charges of making propaganda against the ruling system.

Former aide to Iran`s Rafsanjani back in jail

Last Updated: Monday, April 05, 2010, 14:30

A top Iranian reformist close to ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is back in jail to serve a one-year sentence, government newspaper Iran said on Monday.

Rafsanjani accuses Iran rulers of intolerance: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, December 06, 2009, 17:05

Powerful cleric and former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accused Iran`s rulers on Sunday of being intolerant, saying they have closed the door on constructive criticism.