MP: Former Iranian First Vice President Rahimi arrested
Azerbaijan, Baku Aug. 28 /Trend N. Umid/
On August 28, the member of Iranian parliament, Ali Mutahhari told Mehr news agency that he heard about the imprisonment of former First Vice President of Ahmadinejad government Mohammad Reza Rahimi.
But Mutahhari did not give any further information about the case.
Rahimi was one of the Ex-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's close allies. He has been charged in several fraud cases yet, but according to some MPs, Ahmadinejad used his influence to prevent investigations about his cases in courts.
Late month Rahimi defended newly jailed businessman Yadollah Roozchang the General Director of Khorshid Zarivar company, saying he is innocent.
Rahimi said that Roozchang is the victim of disputes between government and Judiciary System.
The statement caused Iran's Judiciary System spokesman Mohseni Ejei's reaction, who expressed his sorrow to hear Rahimi's support to Roozchang and his ignorance about the case.
Roozchang reportedly has been charged on money laundering.