Case of Iranian Supreme Leader's granddaughter submitted to court
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 28 / Trend, T. Jafarov, S. Isayev
The case of Iranian Supreme Leader's granddaughter Naeimeh Eshraghi has been submitted to #4 court, which deals with cultural and media-related issues, Mehr news agency reported.
Recently a joke, related to Iranian soldiers, who lost their lives in the Iran-Iraq war, appeared on Eshraghi's Facebook page, in the comments section.
The joke in particular was about Revolutionary Guards Corps members marrying the widows of the martyrs.
Martyrs, a reference to soldiers and members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) killed in the war, hold a special status in the Islamic republic.
Eshraghi has denied posting the joke, claiming her account was hacked. Later, amid the outcry, Eshraghi closed her account on the social-networking site.
In an open letter to Iranian media outlets, Eshraghi said that despite her page was hacked, she asked for forgiveness from the families of martyrs.
After the joke incident went public, about 1000 martyr families and 100 organizations who work with these families sued Eshraghi for spreading lies and insults.
The criticism towards the issue has come from all sides - hard-line media, relatives of martyred veterans, moderates, and those opposed to the Iranian establishment. All have expressed their disapproval.
Parliament member Hojatoleslam Nasrollah Pejmanfar was quoted on October 17 as saying that Eshraghi's "insult" to the families of those killed in the war would be discussed by lawmakers.