Dec 04, 2019 17:37 UTC
  • Leader calls for Islamic mercy in the wake of recent unrest

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged the officials to show “Islamic mercy” to the individuals engaged in the recent unrest in Iran.

According to reports, Ayatollah Khamenei on Wednesday responded to a letter submitted by Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, who has made suggestions for handling the situation of the people killed or injured during the recent violent unrest in Iran.

The Leader mentioned that “deal with the suspicious individuals in any group with an approach that is close to ‘Islamic compassion' principle.”

Ayatollah Khamenei further said ordinary citizens who didn't play any role in the protest but were caught in the middle of the clashes and lost their lives to be considered as martyrs and called on the relevant authorities to put their families under the protection of the Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans.

He also called for sympathizing with the families of the victims of the recent protests, who lost their lives somehow and pursue the issue of paying Diya (blood money) to their families.

On the situation of the victims of those who lost their lives during armed clashes with the security forces, Ayatollah Khamenei called for investigating the history and background of their families, separating honorable families from those who were involved in criminal acts. The Leader further called on the authorities to sympathize with the families of those victims who were not involved in criminal activities.

On dealing with families of the third group, who look suspicious of doing evil activities, the Leader called for treating them based on ‘Islamic compassion’ principle.