Iran gives ex-president`s daughter suspended jail term

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Daughter of Iran`s ex-president stands trial

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

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

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.