Iranian authorities have detained President Hassan Rouhani’s brother, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday, in a corruption case that the president’s supporters say is politically motivated.
State television quoted spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei as saying Hossein Fereydoun, who is also a close adviser to Rouhani, was summoned for questioning on Saturday in a case in which he faces unspecified financial charges. He was later detained.
“If Fereydoun arranges bail, he will be released,” Mohseni Ejei was quoted as saying.
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