Daughter of Iran's former president stands trial

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Posted: Dec 24, 2011 10:38 AM
Daughter of Iran's former president stands trial

The daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been brought to trial on charges of making propaganda against the ruling system.

Her lawyer, Gholam Ali Riahi, tells the semiofficial ISNA news agency that the charges against Faezeh Hashemi are related to interviews she gave to news websites.

Hashemi appeared at opposition protests after the disputed June 2009 presidential elections and was briefly detained in February.

Riahi said Sarturday he has asked the court to give him three days to prepare a final defense.