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Iran gives ex-president's daughter suspended jail term

Published on Jan 25, 2014 11:06 PM

TEHRAN (AFP) - 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.

"The verdict was issued by the court and my client has been sentenced to a six-month suspended jail term," Mr Vahid Abolmoalayee said.

Fatemeh Hashemi's sentence was suspended for the next two years, said Mr Abolmoalayee, adding that he would appeal against the sentence.

Her trial was held at a branch of Tehran's revolutionary court on January 18.

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