Supreme Leader of Iran grants clemency to over 1,800 prisoners

Supreme Leader of Iran grants clemency to over 1,800 prisoners
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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted the sentences of a large group of Iranian prisoners on Sunday, APA reports citing Tasnim News Agency.

Ayatollah Khamenei agreed to pardon or reduce the sentences of 1,849 prisoners eligible for mitigating circumstances, including those found guilty in courts of common pleas and Islamic Revolution tribunals, the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces, and the State Discretionary Punishment Organization.

The Leader issued the approval on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of the 12th and last Shiite Imam, Imam Mahdi (AS), and also the Islamic Republic Day.

The Leader’s decision came in response to a letter from Iran's Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi regarding prisoners found eligible for receiving the clemency by the relevant judicial authority.

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