DUBAI - The son of influential former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was released from prison on Sunday night after spending more than two months in detention, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, accused of inciting post-election unrest in 2009, arrived in Iran in September after spending three years in Britain following the widespread protests at the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Hours after his return, the 43-year-old presented himself at court to hear the charges and face questioning. Rafsanjani was then transferred to Tehran's Evin prison after the court issued a temporary detention order, according to the media.
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