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Former Iranian president’s brother jailed for two years on election fraud statements


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

An Iranian court has sentenced former Iranian reformist brother Mohammad Reza Khatami to two years in jail for spreading falsehoods and public opinion over his alleged election fraud and rigging in the 2009 presidential election, an Iranian court said.

Khatami said he had not been informed of the verdict so far. The brother of the former Iranian president and former secretary general of the former Islamic Participation Party, Mohammad Reza Khatami, said a rigged election in Iran’s controversial 2009 presidential election for former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,

Khatami repeated his comments on the addition of some 7,800,893 votes to former hardliner Ahmadinejad in the vote-making chamber, saying he had proved that.

The results of Iran’s presidential elections in 2009 sparked a wide debate and sparked major demonstrations in major cities in Iran, where dozens of people were killed. It was known as the velvet uprising of the Green Movement, which took the same name from the election campaign of reformist candidate Mir hossein Mousavi. In his home under house arrest since 2011 without trial.

At the time, the regime accused international intelligence and the United States of being behind the unrest that erupted in 2009. Today, the candidates of the reformist movement, Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi, are under house arrest without trial, and current President Hassan Rouhani has not succeeded in releasing them.

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