Former Iranian president's son arrives in Tehran, ordered to Public prosecutor's office
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 24 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
The son of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mehdi Hashemi yesterday arrived in Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, Fars reported.
Prior to arrival, Hashemi has been living in the United Kingdom.
Upon arrival via the Duba-Tehran flight, Hashemi was met local officials, and summoned to the Government Employees Prosecutor's office.
Hashemi's lawyer Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabai said that his client has to appear in the prosecutors office within 24 hours.
Hashemi had a criminal case filed against him in 2009 after presidential elections in Iran. According to the case, Hashemi has been accused of causing unrests in the country.
It should be noted that yesterday the daughter of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani arrested, Mehr News Agency reported.
Faezeh Hashemi sentenced to prison because she had participated in "illegal" riots protesting Iran's disputed presidential elections in 2009.
Faezeh and four other unidentified family members of Rafsanjani were arrested after they "allegedly" took part in "unauthorized protest rallies" in central Tehran, Press TV reported on 21 June 2009.
After a day, all of them were released, but Tehran Revelatory Court sentenced Faezeh to 6 months in prison last year. She is banned from political activities for five years.
In 2010, children of the former Iranian President Ali Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mehdi and Faiza al-Hashimi have repeatedly been accused on causing disorder in the country.
Large-scale actions to protest the results of presidential elections, held in June 2009, were organized in the country. Thousands of protesters were arrested and dozens of people were killed during the public unrest.
Rafsanjani's daughter Faiza has been arrested twice during rallies, while Mehdi Hashemi has been in the UK ever since.