ID : N-1504 Date : 2018/03/17 - 20:47
(Persia Digest) – Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, Chief of Staff in the cabinet of former President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was arrested this afternoon on the orders of Tehran’s Public Prosecutor.
Mashaei was arrested on Saturday, 17 March, by the police on the judicial orders of the Public Prosecutor for further investigations.
Persia Digest reports that Hamid Baghaei, intelligence officer and close confidant of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was also taken to prison yesterday to serve his sentence. Rahim Mashaei had recently burned Bagahei’s prison sentence papers outside the British Embassy in Tehran.
Mehran Abdollahpur, counsel to Mashaei, said that he had been arrested for burning the papers for Baghaei’s prions sentence outside the British Embassy.