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Ahmadinejad's Former Vice President Convicted and Sentenced

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran's first vice president under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been sentenced to prison and fined. According AFP, as cited in Al Jazeera, Iranian media previously reported that Rahimi, 65, was on trial for corruption.

"I cannot reveal the details because the sentence is not final, but it includes a term of imprisonment and a fine," Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejeie, the second-ranking member of Iran's judiciary, told the AFP yesterday (Monday).

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