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Iran Targets Ex-President’s Son in Selective Corruption Probe

In hard-line regimes, punishment can sometimes be dealt out under the guise of sweeping out corruption. Such appears to be the case in Tehran where the regime has punished the son of a prominent ex-president, who analysts say is being targeted for supporting the political opposition, the Green Movement. Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, the 45-year-old son of former Iranian President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, faces three prison terms totaling 15 years on corruption...

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