Former lawmaker and presidential daughter Faezeh Hashemi will be prosecuted for supporting US sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and insulting the prophet of Islam.
Iran's judiciary spokesperson Zabihollah Khodaian said on Tuesday that the case over her recent remarks is ongoing by the office of the prosecutor general.
Iranian hardliners demanded that the pro-reform politician must be prosecuted for defending the terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) by the United States.
Fars news website affiliated with the IRGC claimed a petition for Hashemi to be prosecuted collected over 50,000 signatures.
Speaking on the social audio app Clubhouse, the political activist had said that removing the IRGC from the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) is not in Iran's interest. Negotiations to restore Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal came to a halt in March as Tehran demanded the IRGC be removed from the terrorist list.
Footage of Hashemi Rafsanjani also surfaced in media, talking about Prophet Muhammad and how he used his wife’s money to advertise Islam.
Hashemi is known for her critical remarks about the Islamic Republic, its leaders, and policies. Her father, who for decades was the second most powerful man in the Islamic Republic, who helped bring Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to power in 1989 and allowed the IRGC to become an economic player in the country.