mehriran.de/en - Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani is the daughter of a former president of Iran who deceased in January. There are rumors that he was drowned by a member of an elite troop connected to Mojtaba Khamenei, son of the Supreme Leader of Iran.
Mrs Rafsanjani has been condemned to 6 month imprisonment for giving interviews to Dorr TV, which is considered as propaganda against the regime. Dorr TV is run by a group working with the internationally renown scholar Dr Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh who engages in the protection of human rights in Iran. Dorr TV is an internet run media focussing on giving a voice to those who are being suppressed by the regime in Iran. Besides launching cultural programs, DorrTV presents interviews with all kinds of personalities from inside the country on social and political issues that cannot be heard or seen on state run or state approved media in Iran.
Usually Dorr TV has never been mentioned by Iranian media for fear of not making Dorr TV more known. Recently all of a sudden BBC Persian, Deutsche Welle Farsi, Radio Farda and many Iranian media outlets covered the story of Mrs Rafsanjanis condemnation, where the reason of her condemnation was given, being connected to Dorr TV.
Dorr TV was the first media covering the alleged corruption of Mr Sadegh Larijani, the head of the justice power in Iran. It is said that Mr Larijani owns 63 bank accounts on which bail money is being accumulated. Each year Mr Sadegh Larijani is being paid out the interest of these accounts, as the accusation goes. The current president of Iran, Mr Hassan Rohani, gave some momentum to these accusations as he officially addressed the Supreme Leader on the accusations.
Some persons who provided these informations have been imprisoned meanwhile and obviously Mrs Faezeh Rafsanjani is being considered as one of the persons involved in talking about this corruption case to Dorr TV, hence her new condemnation. She served a previous sentence at Evin prison for giving an interview to another media from September 2012 till March 2013.
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