The former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s activist daughter has been given a five-year prison sentence by Iran.

As highlighted by Hashemi’s attorney, who made this announcement on January 10th, the charges against Faezeh Hashemi were not detailed.

On the other hand, the semi-official ISNA news agency claims that Hashemi was indicted by Tehran’s public prosecutor last year for “propaganda against the system”.

Since Iran’s 1979 revolution, the clerical leadership has faced one of its greatest difficulties as a result of the protests.

Defence lawyer Neda Shams wrote on her Twitter account:

“Following the arrest of Ms. Faezeh Hashemi, she was sentenced to five years in prison but the sentence is not final. ”

Faezeh Hashemi received a prison sentence and a lifetime ban from participating in politics in 2012 for “anti state propaganda” stemming from the contested 2009 presidential election.