Iran's Leader pardons more than 3 thousand eligible inmates
The Leader of the Islamic revolution agreed to a request by Iran's Judiciary Chief to pardon or commute the sentences of 3552 convicted prisoners.
Iran Press/ Iran news: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Thursday accepted an appeal by Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi to pardon or commute the sentences of 3552 eligible inmates convicted by courts of common pleas, the Islamic Revolution tribunals, the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces and the State Discretionary Punishment Organization, Iran Press reported.
The pardon comes on the occasion of The Auspicious Birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the 6th Shia Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (PBUH) which is on Friday, November 15, 2019.
Ayatollah Khamenei on Aug 19, 2019, on the occasion of two Muslim celebrations, namely the Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Ghadeer pardoned and commuted the sentences of 1,070 eligible inmates.
Also on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr on Jun 09, 2019 Iran's leader pardoned or lessened prison terms of 691 convicts sentenced by various Iranian courts.104/205