Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani’s brother detained

Hossein Ferydoun, who is the brother of Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has been detained over failure to meet the bail terms on unspecified financial issues and was taken to prison.

He has previously been linked to officials at the centre of a scandal involving inflated salaries for managers at the state insurance firm. He has always denied any wrongdoing.

The saga has dogged President Rouhani for more than a year.

According to a judiciary spokesman, Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejeie, Multiple investigations have been conducted regarding Ferydoun adding that other people have been investigated, some of whom are in jail.

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