TEHRAN — The daughter of Iran’s former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was charged with carrying out propaganda activity against the country and blasphemy in social media comments, the judiciary said Sunday.
“The indictment… has been issued and referred to the court on the charges of propaganda activity against the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran and blasphemy,” Tehran’s chief prosecutor, Ali Salehi, said, according to the judiciary’s website Mizan Online.
The charges are connected to comments reportedly made by Faezeh Hashemi, 59, a former lawmaker and a women’s rights activist, during an audio debate on a social media forum in April.
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