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Iran Protest Crackdown Engulfs Prominent Child of Revolution

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Faezeh Hashemi

Faezeh Hashemi

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Iran arrested the daughter of a former president for “inciting rioters” in the capital Tehran, the latest sign of both swelling support among high-profile Iranians for protests gripping the country and the government’s intent to end them.

In its report, the semi-official Tasnim news agency didn’t say what Faezeh Hashemi, who was previously a lawmaker and is the daughter of ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, had done to encourage the unrest ahead of her detention late on Tuesday.