Meanwhile, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi stipulated that the contents of the statement were criminal and it was allegedly claimed that the defendant had been held captive at Guantanamo Prison. Therefore, the Judiciary has the right to prosecute him.

In a statement released on July 1, 2017, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the arrest of Hamid Baghaei as an illegal measure and a gross oppression. He also said that the Judiciary is responsible for any possible harm to his health.

Hamid Baghaei was arrested for “unlawful seizure, collusion with non-governmental transactions, and embezzlement during the conflicts among the gangs and fractions.

Meanwhile, some media reported that the regime’s Judiciary has given the IRGC the authority to arrest Rouhani’s brother and assistant, Hossein Rouhani and to freely investigate on his case as well.