Leader pardons, commutes sentences of above 2,000 convicts

TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of above 2,000 of Iranian prisoners on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Ayatollah Khamenei on Wed. agreed to pardon or reduce the sentences of 2,187 prisoners eligible for mitigating circumstances

The Leader’s decision came in response to a letter from Iran's Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi regarding prisoners found eligible for receiving clemency by the relevant judicial authority.

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