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Report: Daughter of Ex-Iranian President Arrested for Inciting Protests

Former lawmaker and women’s rights activist Faezeh Hashemi (above, in 2016) has had previous run-ins with the law in Iran. PHOTO: AFP
Former lawmaker and women’s rights activist Faezeh Hashemi (above, in 2016) has had previous run-ins with the law in Iran. PHOTO: AFP

Iran on Tuesday arrested the daughter of ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani for inciting protests, the Tasnim news agency said, amid a wave of demonstrations over the death of a young woman.

“Faezeh Hashemi has been arrested in the east of Teheran by a security agency for inciting rioters to street protests,” Tasnim reported, without elaborating.

Iranians on Tuesday staged a 12th straight night of protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, 22.

The Kurdish woman died in the custody of Iran’s notorious morality police, after her arrest for allegedly breaching the country’s strict rules on hijab headscarves and modest clothing.

Hashemi, a former lawmaker and a women’s rights activist, has had previous run-ins with the law in the Islamic republic.

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