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Friday, June 19, 2009

Rafsanjani's Children Barred from Leaving Iran

TEHRAN: Two children of former president Akbar Hashemi Raf-sanjani, a political opponent of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had been barred from leaving Iran, the semi-official Fars News Agency said on Thursday.

Mr Rafsanjani’s daughter Faezeh addressed supporters of defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi on Tuesday when they gathered near the state television building in Tehran in defiance of a ban on opposition protests.

Fars did not give a source for its report. It said around 300 people demonstrated outside the Tehran prosecutor’s office on Thursday calling for Faezeh and her brother Mehdi to be arrested.—Reuters

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