A court in Iran has sentenced President Hassan Rouhani’s younger brother to an unspecified jail term in a corruption case that supporters of the Iranian leader allege is politically motivated.
Hossein Fereydoun, who is also a close confidante of the president, has vowed to appeal the sentence, local media reported on Saturday.
“This person [Hossein Fereydoun] was found not guilty on some charges, while he was sentenced to prison on other accusations,” Hamidreza Hosseini, a judiciary official, was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
The trial of Fereydoun, along with six co-defendants, began in February without the judiciary giving details of the charges.
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