Leader extends pardon to ‘a number of convicts’

TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Republic has agreed to extend pardon or discount on sentence of a number of prisoners for the occasion of anniversary of birth of Imam Ali al-Reza (as).

The clemency proposed by the head of the Judiciary Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam Reza (as) suggested for 705 convicts of General and Revolutionary courts and also those of Judiciary Organization of the Armed Forces and State Discretionary Punishment Organization who had been identified having conditions which made them eligible for a state pardon, to which Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei agreed.

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