Over 3,800 Iranian prisoners granted pardon

Over 3,800 Iranian prisoners granted pardon

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei granted amnesty to 3,840 Iranian inmates on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Ayatollah Khamenei agreed on Monday to pardon or commute the sentences of the Iranian convicts upon a proposal from Judiciary Chief Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi who had requested the Leader’s clemency for prisoners with specific conditions.

The amnesty was announced ahead of the 42nd anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution that led to the formation of the Islamic Republic in 1979.

Article 110 of the Constitution grants the Leader the right to pardon or reduce the sentences of convicts upon a recommendation from the head of the Judiciary, Tasnim recalls.

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