۲۸ شهریور ۱۳۹۸ |١٩ محرم ١٤٤١ | Sep 19, 2019
News Code: 358831
19 August 2019 - 21:47
Ayatollah Khamenei to Pardon over 1,000 Iranian Inmates

His pardon was granted on Monday on the occasion of two Muslim festivals, namely Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Ghadeer, which marks the appointment of the first Shia Imam.

Hawzah News Agency (Tehran, Iran) - Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei approved a proposal from Iran’s top judge to pardon or commute the prison terms of 1,070 convicts found guilty by various Iranian courts.

His pardon was granted on Monday on the occasion of two Muslim festivals, namely Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Ghadeer, which marks the appointment of the first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib (as), by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as his successor.

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Hojatoleslam Ebrahim Raeisi had sent a letter to the Leader, proposing a list of convicts deserving clemency.

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.

The clemency, however, does not apply to several types of convicts, including those who have been sentenced for their role in armed struggle against the country, armed or organized drug trafficking, rape, armed robbery, arms smuggling, abduction, bribery, and embezzlement.

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