Former vice-president detained

Tehran, June 8, IRNA – Hamid Baqaei, the vice-president for executive affairs under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was detained on Monday afternoon, according to Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei.

Mohseni Ejei announced the news speaking at a press conference.

He refrained to elaborate on the details.

Before appointment as vice-president, Baqaei was the Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).

By IRNA