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Iran May Rule This Week on Ex-President’s Daughter, IRNA Says

January 02, 2012

Jan. 2 (Bloomberg) -- An Iranian judge may issue a verdict this week in the case against Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who is accused of propaganda against the government, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

Final defense arguments were heard on Dec. 24, IRNA said, citing the country‘s Prosecutor General Golamhossien Mohseni- Ejei. The trial judge now has a week to issue the verdict, according to IRNA.

Hashemi has been arrested twice for joining anti-government rallies. In an interview with the magazine Foreign Policy last year, she accused the government of making up statistics and criticized President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s handling of the country’s affairs.

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