Iranian president's brother arrested for financial violations

Posted In: News Date:Jul 16th, 2017

The younger brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Fereydoun, has been arrested on financial crime charges, deputy judiciary chief of Iran Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeie said in a televised press conference on Sunday.

“Multiple investigations have been conducted regarding this person; other people have [also] been investigated, some of whom are in jail,” Ejeie said.

“Yesterday, bail was issued for him but since he failed to secure it, he was referred to prison,” Ejeie said, adding that he would be released if he secures bail, pending trial.

News of Fereydoun's arrest comes a year after the head of the General Inspection Organisation, Naser Seraj, accused him of financial violations.