- Mehdi Hashemi Rafsanjani
Mehdi Hashemi Bahramani Rafsanjani Born September 20, 1969
Residence Oxford, England Nationality Iranian Alma mater University of Tehran
Sharif University of Technology
Wolfson College, Oxford
Spouse Fereshteh Hashemi Bahramani Children 2 (Foad and Yasin) Parents Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
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 B.S in 1992. He earned an M.S degree from Sharif University of Technology in Energy Engineering field and is working on a PhD in Energy Engineering field at Islamic Azad University.
Bahramani published (translated?) a lexicon related to his field - "Glossary of Energy Terms" (Loghatnam-e-Energy) - from English into Persian. He also published a book consisting mainly of Ayatollah Rafsanjani's diaries from 1983 entitled "Challenge and Peace" (Chalesh-va-Aramesh) - and which is nowadays considered as a referential source for Iranian contemporary authors, politicians and policymakers.
He served in the Iran-Iraq War, saw combat in 1986, and a year later was injured.
He is married to his cousin Fereshteh Hashemi Bahramani (daughter of late Ghasem Hashemi Bahramani), and they have two sons, Foad and Yasin.
Mohammad Goodarzi established Engineering Company of Marine Equipment and Construction in 1994 which is an attaché' to the Petroleum Ministry and took charge of its management. He undertook the management of Gas Export in the Petroleum Ministry in 1999, and after the establishment of Fuel Consumption Optimizing Organization in 2000 assumed its responsibility.
In 2007, authorities in France arrested the CEO and other officers of the giant oil company Total S.A. on charges that Total had bribed Iranian officials. From 1997 to 2003, Total paid out €60,000,000 ($80,000,000) for a favorable contract in the PSEEZ off-shore natural gas field. Much of this money was allegedly paid into bank accounts controlled by Mehdi Rafsanjani, then head of the state-owned company Gaz Iran.
Mehdi denied this allegation, and threatened the newspapers which reported it with prosecution.
In the 2009 Iran poll protests trial, a defendant (Hamzeh Karami) accused Mehdi of spending assets of the Iranian Fuel Conservation Organization to finance his father's 2005 campaign. Mehdi questioned the credibility of the confession pointing out that Karami "stood trial on Tuesday without a defense attorney after having spent over 70 days in solitary," and accused president Ahmadinejad of embezzling a far larger amount "that went missing from the Tehran governor’s office in 2005." The trial have been widely condemned in both Iran and elsewhere as a "show trial" employing coerced confessions.
- ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/mar/27/oxford-university-inquiry-rafsanjani-son
- ^ http://oxfordstudent.com/2011/11/17/the-torturer-oxford-bent-over-backwards-to-admit/
- ^ Oil chief held in second corruption investigation - Times Online. by Charles Bremner in Paris. March 22, 2007
- ^ تكذيب هرگونه ارتباط با توتال :: RajaNews.Com ::
- ^ a b Rafsanjani's son denies part in embezzlement plot. 26 Aug 2009
- ^ Rafsanjani’s Son Accuses Ahmadinejad of Embezzling 340 Million Tomans.
- ^ "Iran defies condemnation, expands opposition trial." By NASSER KARIMI (AP) 16-August-2009
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