Rafsanjani's son in Evin to serve 10 yrs.

TEHRAN, Aug. 09 (MNA) – Son of the Head of the Expediency Council and former president Akbar Hashem Rafsanjani has gone to Evin Prison in north of Tehran.

Seyed Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaie, lawyer to the Hashemis told Mehr News on Sunday that they had revoked the Demand for Judicial Review, and Mehdi Hashemi has gone to Evin Prison to serve his 10 years sentence given by the court.

Mohsen Ejei, Deputy Judiciary Head was quoted earlier to have said that Mehdi Hashemi had been given the sentence for the charges of corruption, embezzlement, bribery, fraud, and security charges, and the court of appeal had confirmed the initial guilty verdict in compliance with the Article 134 of Islamic criminal law.

“Hashemi’s initial lawsuit mounted 12 charges, which were reduced in the initial court hearing; however, Hashemi was acquitted in a number of charges, including espionage; but in charges of fraud, corruption, and bribery, he received verdict of guilty which was also confirmed by court of appeal,” Ejei detailed.

“With the charges of fraud, according to criminal law, if it is accompanied by forgery, the verdict would be sentence of 7-10 years in prison; otherwise, the verdict would be 5-10 years of prison, and according to Article 134 of Islamic Criminal law, the judge is mandated to give the maximum punishment of 10 years of prison,” said the deputy Judiciary head. “As to the charge of bribery, if the sum of bribes exceed certain high digits, it would receive 5-10 years of prison, which again, the judge is obliged to throw the book on the defendant; security charges also would bring the defendant the maximum term in prison of 10 years,” Ejei said.

“For all his charges, Mehdi Hashemi will serve only a single longest term of sentence of 10 years in prison,” he added. 


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