Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani

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Rafsanjani, former editor of the banned reformist daily Zan and daughter of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was summoned to serve a six-month prison term at Evin Prison, according to the reformist news website Saham News.

In January 2012, Branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, which has tried hundreds of cases of detainees arrested in the June 2009 presidential election aftermath, also sentenced Rafsanjani to a five-year ban on political, cultural, and press activities on charges of “propagating against the regime,” according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Rafsanjani’s charges stem from an interview she gave to the reformist news website Rooz Online in which she said “the country is managed by thugs and plainclothes forces who are bought with money, positions, and clout,” the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency reported.