Maghsoudi and a scene from confrontation with police.

Maghsoudi and a scene from confrontation with police.

Iran Lawmaker Defends Convicted Brother, Insists Loyal To Khamenei

4/20/2022

A video posted to social media of Fatemeh Maghsoudi has made the Iranian parliamentarian the target of online fury.

The footage of Maghsoudi showed her apparently resisting the arrest of her brother, Hamid-Reza Maghsoudi, who was in her car at a gas station in Boroujerd, Lorestan province, on April 16.

The clip shows Fatemeh Maghsoudi, the city’s parliamentary representative, calling for help and attempting to free her brother from three police officers trying to take him into custody. Hamid-Reza Maghsoudi had been on the run since sentenced to five years in prison in January for selling a property he did not own.

Maghsoudi later claimed the officers had not introduced themselves, making her think he was the victim of an attempted kidnap. But some social media users were outraged and argued that she had not been complying with the law.

In an interview with the Iranian Labour News Agency published Wednesday, Maghsoudi, who is secretary of the women’s faction in parliament, took issue with Tasnim News for describing her as a reformist. She insisted she was a principlist and “completely a follower” of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

News at a Glance
IITV News (24) - DC
News at a Glance

Share your story

Send your Videos and Photos to us