Iran detains former presidential aide
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 17
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iranian police have detained a close ally of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
According to The office of Tehran prosecutor's office, police detained Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei for "investigations", local media reported.
Earlier on Thursday, Mashaei, burnt a copy of a court verdict sentencing Hamid Baghaei, another Ahmadinejad ally who was sentenced to 15 years outside the British embassy in Tehran.
Baghaei has been pronounced guilty for the misuse of public funds when he was a vice-president under Ahmadinejad.