1. Iran president Hassan Rouhani’s brother Hossein Fereydoun arrested on financial crime charges

Iran president Hassan Rouhani’s brother Hossein Fereydoun arrested on financial crime charges

The younger brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Fereydoun, has been arrested on financial crime charges, the judiciary said today.

By: | Tehran | Published: July 16, 2017 9:16 PM
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The younger brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Fereydoun, has been arrested on financial crime charges, the judiciary said today. “Multiple investigations have been conducted regarding this person, also other people have been investigated, some of whom are in jail,” deputy judiciary chief Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie said in a televised press conference. “Yesterday, bail was issued for him but because he failed to secure it he was referred to prison,” Ejeie said, adding that he would be released if he secures bail, pending trial. Fereydoun has acted as a key advisor and gatekeeper to Rouhani.

News of his arrest comes a year after the head of the General Inspection Organisation, Naser Seraj, accused him of financial violations. Conservatives have demanded Fereydoun be put on trial, accusing of him of receiving zero-interest loans and influencing the appointment of a bank director who Rouhani had to dismiss for taking a enormous salary.

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    Hassan
    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:52 pm
    Hossein Fereydoun the brother of the President of Iran is said to have been involved with some shady deals with one Cyrus Nassiri who is also under investigation and is absconding from the Iranian authorities wanted on corruption charges. Mr Cyrus Nassiri is a close friend and confidant of the London based Hindujas specially the one called GP who are also under scrutiny in Iran for shady deals conducted on their behalf by Nassiri.
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