Rouhani’s brother arrested on financial charges: Judiciary

July 16, 2017

TEHRAN – The brother of President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Fereydoun, has been arrested on charges of financial crime, the Judiciary announced on Sunday.

“Multiple investigations have been conducted regarding this person. Also other people have been investigated, some of whom are in jail,” Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said in a televised press conference.

Ejei noted that that bail was issued for him on Saturday, but since he failed to secure it, he was sent to prison.

MH/PA