Daughter of ex-President Rafsanjani detained in Iran for allegedly “inciting demonstrators”

Iran’s ex-president’s daughter detained

Faize Hashemi, daughter of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was reportedly detained in the capital Tehran for “inciting demonstrators” during the protests that started after Mahsa Emini’s death.

According to the news of Iran’s semi-official news agency Tesnim, Hashemi was detained by a security agency for inciting demonstrators to street protests.

The report did not specify by which security agency Hashimi, who is also a women’s rights activist, was detained.

Hashimi, who was detained for a short time on the grounds that he “acted against the security of the country” in the events that broke out after the controversial presidential elections in 2009 in the country, said in a speech he made on the social media platform “Clubhouse” after Mahsa Emini’s death on September 17, “Iran’s He claimed that his treatment of prisoners was worse than Israel’s.


Hashemi, who has come to the fore with harsh criticism and accusations against the country’s government, especially in recent years, said in a speech he made at a conference held at the University of Zanjan in 2017, “Just as I opposed the prohibition of the headscarf during the Shah’s reign, I am also against it being compulsory at the moment.” had used the words.

Faize Hashemi, in a speech he made in January 2021, announced that he supported the US pressure on Iran, and this statement drew reactions in the country, including his own circle. In his speech in April, Hashemi said that the Revolutionary Guards Army should remain on the sanctions list of the United States.

In May, a prosecutor’s investigation was opened against Hashemi on the grounds of his statements about the Prophet Muhammad, which he claimed to be a joke, and his support for the sanctions against the Tehran administration.


The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Emini on September 16, who was taken to the hospital in a coma after being detained by the Irshad patrols known as the “morality police” in Tehran on September 13, caused outrage in the country.

After Emini’s funeral in her hometown of Sakkız on September 17, demonstrations broke out in Tehran and cities in the west of the country.

Iranian state television announced that 41 people, including security forces, lost their lives in the events that took place during the demonstrations that turned into violence.