Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani

Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani
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Hashemi Rafsanjani in 2014
BornMehdi Hashemi Bahramani
(1969-09-20) 20 September 1969 (age 49)
Tehran, Iran
NationalityIranian
OccupationBusinessman
Known forStatoil corruption case
Criminal chargeMultiple
Unknown "security offences and financial crimes"[1]
Criminal penalty10 years in prison[2]
Spouse(s)Fereshteh Hashemi Rafsanjani[3]
Children2[4]
Parent(s)Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Effat Marashi
Conviction(s)Corruption crimes[2]
Capture status
In Prison[2]
Date apprehended
11 August 2015; 3 years ago (2015-08-11)[2]
Imprisoned atEvin Prison

Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani (Persian: مهدی هاشمی رفسنجانی‎; born 20 September 1969) is an Iranian businessman and the fourth child of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former President of Iran. He is known as an Iranian "Aghazadeh".[5]

Early life and education

Rafsanjani was born on 20 September 1969 in Tehran. He attended elementary, junior and high school at the Nikan High School, graduating in 1987. He was accepted at University of Tehran where he majored in telecommunication, obtaining his bachelor's degree in 1992. He earned a master's degree from Sharif University of Technology in the energy engineering field, and worked on a PhD in the energy engineering field at Islamic Azad University.

In October 2010, he began studying for a PhD at Wolfson College, Oxford in oriental studies with a focus on the Iranian constitution.[6][7][8]