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Son Of Iranian Ex-President Rafsanjani Released On Bail

Source: RFE/RL

The son of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been released from prison after spending more than two months in detention.

Mehdi Hashemi (left) was arrested up return to Tehran from UK in September 2012

The office of the Tehran prosecutor said Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani was released on bail late on December 16 following the completion of investigations.

He was arrested after flying into Tehran in September.

Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani has been accused of inciting unrest following the disputed 2009 Iranian presidential election.

He has spent the last three years in Britain.

Rafsanjani's daughter Faezeh is currently serving a six-month jail sentence for spreading antistate propaganda.

Faezeh Hashemi

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP

Copyright (c) 2012 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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