Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 715 convicts

TEHRAN, May 01 (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 mid-Sha’ban celebration.

Ayatollah Khamenei on Tuesday agreed to a request by Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani to pardon or reduce the sentences of 715 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.

The pardon comes on the anniversary of the birthday of the twelfth and last Shia Imam, Imam Mahdi, which marks Mid-Sha’ban holiday on the the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar.


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