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Daughter of late Iran president gets 6-month prison sentence

AP  |  Tehran 

A semi-official agency in is reporting that the daughter of the late President Akbar Hashemi Rasfanjani has been sentenced to six months in prison for "spreading lies against the judiciary."

The report today by the Fars agency comes after rumors of a prison sentence handed down against Faezeh Hashemi had been circulating online. It did not elaborate.

Hashemi, who protested with others over Iran's disputed 2009 presidential election, has faced prison time before. She served six months in 2011 on charges of propagandising against the ruling system.

She received a six-month suspended prison sentence in 2014 on charges of slandering top officials.

will hold a presidential in May. Separately, a moderate lawmaker says 12 people were arrested over their activism on the messaging app Telegram.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 17:42 IST