An archive of news and views about the late Iranian ex-president, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Iran’s Judiciary: Daughter of former president serving jail term in two separate cases
The spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary says Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, a politician and former lawmaker, has been sentenced to jail following conviction in two different cases brought against her.
Son of ex-Iranian President Hashemi Rasfanjani freed from jail on parole
Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, a son of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has been released from jail after serving seven years behind bars for corruption and security crimes.
Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of former Iran president given five years in prison
The attorney of Faezeh Hashemi, a daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, says she has been convicted to five years in prison after she was arrested amid protests and rioting that hit Iran over the past months.
Iran MP doesn’t rule out Evin prison incident may have been meant to kill former president’s son
A member of the Iranian Parliament has not ruled out the possibility that a recent brawl and fire at the Evin Prison in Tehran may have been meant to provide an opportunity to kill Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s imprisoned son.
Ex-Iranian president’s daughter indicted after ‘insulting’ Islam’s Prophet
Fa’ezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, an Iranian politician and ex-lawmaker, has been indicted in a legal case brought against her over her comments deemed insulting to Islam’s Holy Prophet Muhammad as well as accusations of propaganda activities against the country’s Islamic establishment.
Iran Leader Calls for Expediency Council’s Revolutionary Attitude
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, has urged members of the Expediency Discernment Council to think and act based on revolutionary ideals.
Hashemi Rafsanjani Elected as Head of Tehran City Council
Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the eldest son of the late Iranian politician Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was unanimously elected as the head of Tehran’s new City Council.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s Brother Runs for Iran President
The late Iranian politician and former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was the main supporter of the incumbent president Hassan Rouhani, but his brother Mohammad is going to challenge Rouhani’s presidency despite the elder brother’s advice.
Reformists Warned against Struggle with Establishment
A reformist analyst has urged Iranian reformists to refrain from adopting aggressive approaches towards the Establishment, by redefining their relationship as well as their role and position with and within it, respectively.
Iranian Aide Rules out Foul Play in Rafsanjani’s Death
A close aide to late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has ruled out foul play in the death of the senior cleric and official.
Dos and Don’ts of Iranian Parties after Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s Death
Former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had such a prominent role in Iran’s politics that his demise will have consequences for both reformists and conservatives in future.
Stories behind a Gun Used for Assassinaton
It was recently claimed that the late ex-president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani had collaborated in assassinating a former Iranian Prime Minister in the 1960s. But what was the real story?
Offices of Rafsanjani’s Advisors ‘Naturally’ Sealed after His Demise
An official says the recent sealing of the offices of a number of advisors to the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, was “a bureaucratic and natural measure which will be revoked soon.”
Rafsanjani’s Demise Leaves Massive Void among Reformists
A reformist politician believes that after ex-president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani’s death no one has that much ability to co-ordinate all reformist and moderate movements.
Iran’s President Is Temporary Chairman of Expediency Council after Rafsanjani’s Demise
Iran’s president will preside over the Expediency Council (EC) sessions until a new chairman is appointed by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, an EC member said.
Kofi Annan Calls on Iran to Retain Rafsanjani’s Pragmatic Approach
Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General in a message offered his condolences over the demise of former Iranian president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and called on Iran to continue his pragmatic approach to regional affairs.
Muslim World Deprived of an Astute Politician: Nigerian President
Iran lost a great revolutionary figure and the Muslim world an astute politician, said the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter to his Iranian counterpart on death of Iran’s ex-president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s Death, an Opportunity for Solidarity among Iranians
The eldest son of the late Iranian former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani thanked Iranians for picturing their solidarity during the funeral of his father.
Iranian and Foreign Officials Attend Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s Memorial Service
A number of high-ranking Iranian officials and several foreign guests attended a memorial service hosted by Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Iranian Newspapers on the Day after Ex-President Rafsanjani’s Burial
IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday and picked headlines from 37 them. The selected headlines show how Iranian newspapers continued covering the death of Ayatollah Rafsanjani in their front pages one day after the funeral ceremony.
Iran’s President Calls for Reconciliation: Let’s Build Bridge instead of Wall
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred to the participation of Iranian people from all walks of life in the Tuesday funeral ceremony held for former president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and said that the opportunity can be tapped for national reconciliation.
Iraq’s Top Cleric Offers Condolences over Demise of Iran’s Rafsanjani
Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani offered his condolences over the death of former Iranian president and chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Afghanistan’s Chief Executive in Tehran for Ex-President’s Memorial Service
Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, has reportedly arrived in the Iranian capital to attend an ongoing memorial ceremony for the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Lebanese PM Condoles Iran on Ex-President’s Demise
Saad Hariri, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, in a message offered his nation’s condolences to the Islamic Republic of Iran on the death of ex-President Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Iranian People and Officials Attend Ex-President Rafsanjani’s Funeral
A huge crowd of Iranian people, high-ranking authorities, and celebrities attended the funeral ceremony of prominent cleric, former president, and chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran on Tuesday.
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