Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s younger brother, Hossein Fereidoun, has been sent to jail after he failed to secure bail set by judiciary on Saturday, said media reports on Sunday.
Xinhua reports that Iranian judiciary confirmed on Sunday that Hossein Fereydoun has been detained over financial charges.
Gholam- Hossein- Mohseni Ejei’e, deputy judiciary chief, told at a press conference that Fereydoun was jailed because he failed to pay the bail set by the judiciary, reports Xinhua.
The judiciary had carried out a series of probes into Fereydoun, before issuing indictment against him on Saturday, Ejei’e said.
Xinhua quoted Ejei’e as saying that if Fereydoun pays the bail, he will be released.