Former Iran President Hassan Rouhani’s brother has been sentenced to an unspecified prison term for corruption, an Iranian media report said on Saturday.
Hossein Fereidoun, a close confidante of the president, will be able to appeal the verdict, reported Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency.
The financial misconduct charges are reportedly linked to 2016, and were levelled by hardliners who dominate the country’s judiciary.
Fereidoun’s trial began in February. He has been free on bail since spending a night in prison in 2017. He had played a role as part of the team that negotiated Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers.
Iran has in the past too jailed allies of former presidents for similar charges.