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 hardline electoral watchdog the Guardians Council stood by its decision to bar former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani from presidential poll.
A website is reporting that former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has strongly criticised the policies of Iran`s ruling clerical establishment.
The official ballot list, announced on state TV, followed a nearly six-hour delay in which the names were kept under wraps.
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.
Iran’s constitutional body, the Guardian Council, has ruled out women’s participation in Presidential Elections as candidates.
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.
The daughter of former Iranian
President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been brought to trial
on charges of making propaganda against the ruling system.
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.
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.
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