Supreme Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran Pardons 3700 Prisoners

  November 05, 2020   News ID 579
Supreme Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran Pardons 3700 Prisoners
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted prison terms of a large number of convicts sentenced by various Iranian courts.

Tehran, SAEDNEWS, Nov. 15: Ayatollah Khamenei agreed with granting clemency to 3,780 convicts of different Iranian courts. He issued the approval on Wednesday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and Imam Jafar Sadeq (AS) the sixth Imam of Shiites. The pardon was made at the request of the country's Judiciary Chief Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi.

Iran's Constitution grants the Supreme Leader the right to pardon or commute the sentences of convicts upon a recommendation from the head of the judiciary.

The clemency, however, does not apply to all types of convicts, including those who have been found guilty of armed fight against the country, armed or organized drug trafficking, rape, armed robbery, arms smuggling, abduction, bribery and embezzlement (Source: Fars News).