Iranian court reportedly upholds jail term for son of ex-president Rafsanjani

By REUTERS
June 11, 2015 19:58

 
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ANKARA - An Iranian appeals court upheld the jail sentence of Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, son of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, on corruption and security charges, state news agency IRNA quoted a judiciary official as saying on Thursday.

Rafsanjani appealed three separate sentences issued in March by a Tehran Revolutionary Court that amounted to 15 years in jail on charges involving national security and embezzlement, Iranian media reported.

"The appeals court has confirmed his initial sentences but under Iranian law he will only serve the longest of the three, that is 10 years," said judiciary spokesman Gholamhosein Mohseni-Ejei, IRNA reported.

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