Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 1,166 convicts

TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a number of Iranian convicts on the occasion of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Ghadeer.

Ayatollah Khamenei on Thursday agreed to a request by Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani to pardon or reduce the sentences of 1,166 eligible inmates convicted by courts of common pleas, the Islamic Revolution tribunals, the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces and the State Discretionary Punishment Organization, on the occasion of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Ghadeer.

On September 1, Muslims in Iran and across the world celebrated Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), which marks the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Shia Muslims across the world will celebrate the Eid al-Ghadeer, which marks the appointment of the first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), by Islam’s most revered figure, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as his successor, on Saturday September 9.

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