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Iran ex-president's daughter arrested in Tehran

Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of Iran's ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has been arrested for "provocative behaviour" in Tehran today, the state news agency IRNA reported.

world Updated: Feb 20, 2011 21:31 IST

Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of Iran's ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has been arrested for "provocative behaviour" in Tehran on Sunday, the state news agency IRNA reported.

"Faezeh Hashemi was arrested this afternoon due to her provocative behaviour," IRNA said.

Fars news agency said in a separate report that she was arrested while "leading a number of anti-revolutionaries and rioters."

Both IRNA and Fars said she was arrested in Tehran's Vali Asr street.