Leader pardons, commutes sentences of convicted inmates

TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (MNA) – On the occasion of Prophet Mohammad and Imam Sadeq's birth anniversaries, Iran’s Leader has pardoned and commuted the sentences of 1231 prisoners.

The clemency had been previously proposed by the head of the Judiciary Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani on the occasions of Prophet Mohammamd and Imam Sadeq's (pbut) birth anniversaries.

It suggested for 1231 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 or commutation, to which Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei agreed.

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