Daughter of Iran's Rafsanjani arrested
A daughter and four other family members of Iran's influential former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani have been arrested for provoking "riots," Iran's satellite channel Press TV reported on Sunday.
Faezeh Rafsanjani and four other unidentified family members of Rafsanjani were arrested after they allegedly took part in " unauthorized protest rallies" in central Tehran, Press TV said.
"The detainees have been accused of provoking the riots," the channel said, without giving more details.
State television has shown pictures of Faezeh Rafsanjani attending a rally and speaking to opposition supporters last week.
On June 13, Iran's Interior Minister Sadeq Mahsouli said incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won 62.63 percent of the total ballots on June 12 presidential election, while his main rival Mir-Hossein Mousavi got 33.75 percent.
After the official declaration, Mousavi protested "strongly" the"obvious" violations in Iran's presidential election. He also appealed to the Guardian Council for a cancellation of the election results.
Mousavi's supporters have participated in massive rallies in Tehran and other cities over the past days, which have been labeled by the authorities as "illegal."