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Report: Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For Ex-President's Son

Source: RFE/RL

Iranian state radio says an arrest warrant has been issued for the son of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on charges of fomenting the 2009 postelection unrest.

Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani

The report quoted deputy judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi as saying the arrest warrant for Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani had been issued and "he will be detained upon arrival in the country."

Hashemi has been in Britain since the summer of 2009.

The presidential election in June 2009 set off months of street protests by opposition activists claiming vote fraud.

compiled from agency reports

Copyright (c) 2010 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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