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Full Name
Faezeh Hashemi Bahramani

7 January 1962 (age 62) Qom, Iran (

Political party
Executives of Construction

Hamid Lahouti Eshkeveri (m. 1987)

Mona Lahoti, Hassan Lahoti

Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mohsen Hashemi, Yasser Hashemi Rafsanjani, Fatemeh Hashemi Rafsanjani

University of Birmingham, Islamic Azad University

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Faezeh Hashemi Bahramani, more known as Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani (Persian: فائزه هاشمی رفسنجانی‎‎; born 7 January 1962) is an Iranian women's rights activist, politician and former journalist who served as a member of Iranian parliament from 1996 to 2000. She is also president of Executives of Construction Party women's league and the former editor-in-chief of Zan newspaper.


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She is the daughter of the former President, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

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Early life and education

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Rafsanjani is the daughter of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Effat Marashi. She holds a master of laws degree in international human rights from Birmingham City University.


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Rafsanjani was a member of the Executives of Construction Party that was established by moderate politicians. Between 1996 and 2000 she was a parliament representative from Tehran. She founded the women's newspaper Zan in 1998, which was disestablished in April 1999.

Views and activism

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In the 1997 presidential elections, Rafsanjani supported Mohammad Khatami. During the 2009 Iranian election protests, Reuters reported that Rafsanjani addressed a crowd at a banned opposition rally in Tehran on 16 June, and was subsequently prohibited from leaving the country. She was arrested and briefly detained at least twice after participating in an opposition rallies in Tehran on 20 June 2009 (together with four relatives), and again on 20 February 2010 after "making blunt statements and chanting provocative slogans," according to Iranian state media. She was again arrested in February 2011. In March 2011, her son, Hassan, was also arrested.

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A couple of videos appeared on the internet showing her being harassed by hardliners. Sometime before 27 February 2011, a video appeared showing Hashemi surrounded by several "hard-liners" threatening her with violence, insulting her, calling her a "whore," and chanting "Death to Rafsanjani".

Faeze favors women's rights, and has been a staunch advocate of relaxation of strict dress code (even though she prefers to wear the chador herself) She does not think it should be imposed on the people. She has traveled widely to Europe, Africa, and India to promote dialogue and is interested in ties with all regions. She has written positively about the effective movements of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, and Gandhi.

1st Trial

On 24 December 2011, she was standing trial on charges of making anti-regime propaganda, her lawyer was quoted as saying after a closed hearing. After the court told her about her accusation of propaganda against the regime, she and her lawyer gave their defence. Hashemi was arrested and released after taking part in a number of protests which erupted after a 2009 election which saw President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reelected to office despite opposition claims the vote was rigged. She was arrested again for participating in anti-regime demonstrations in February 2011.

Her father, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is facing harsh criticism from conservatives who demand he condemn publicly opposition leaders Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi - he lost his seat on the powerful Assembly of Experts as a result. Rafsanjani later has distanced himself somewhat from the opposition leaders and he condemned the last anti-government demonstrations staged by their supporters. But his stance has not satisfied the conservatives.


On 3 January 2012, she was sentenced to six months in prison. She had 20 days to appeal. On 22 September 2012, Hashemi was arrested to serve her sentence. She was taken to Evin prison. She was released in March 2013 upon the completion of the sentence.

2nd Trial and Sentencing

On 17 March 2017, she was again sentenced to jail for six months because of spreading propaganda against the regime, Iranian news media reported.


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