Iran president’s brother held on financial crime charges

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The brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been arrested on financial crime charges.

Hossein Fereydoun has been accused of receiving zero-interest loans and influencing the appointment of two bank directors, one of whom was later implicated in a large corruption scandal; the other was fired as part of a widespread scandal into exorbitant salaries at public institutions, according to news reports.

The reform-minded Rouhani has clashed with conservatives, who first accused his brother of financial violations last year and are demanding he be put on trial.

Read more here: dailymail.co.uk


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