Aug 05, 2020 12:41 UTC
  • Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 2,135 Iranian prisoners

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a large number of Iranian prisoners.

The Leader on Wednesday agreed to a request by Judiciary Chief Hojjat al-Islam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi to pardon or reduce the sentences of as many as 2,135 inmates subject to mitigating circumstances. 

Ayatollah Khamenei issued the approval on the occasion of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Ghadir, two hugely significant Muslim festivities.

The prisoners, who were granted the clemency, had had their verdicts issued at courts of common pleas and Islamic Revolution tribunals, the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces, and the State Discretionary Punishment Organization.

The Leader regularly issues such verdicts on the occasion of religious festivities.