Head of the Iranian Prisons, Security and Corrective Measures Organization says more than 93,000 eligible prisoners across the country have been granted leave amid the outbreak of coronavirus.
Dozens of inmates have broken out of a prison in western Iran, but some of them have handed themselves over to authorities after the jail break.
France has released an Iranian engineer who had been detained in Nice over alleged violations of the US sanctions in a prisoner swap for a French national convicted of espionage in Iran.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of a large number of Iranian convicts on the occasion of the Muslim festive days in the lunar month of Rajab and also the Nowruz holidays.
Iran has granted furloughs to approximately 70,000 prisoners due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Iran’s Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has ordered the courts across the country to grant the eligible prisoners leave for the new Iranian year’s holidays (mid-March) until April 3, also as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Iran has given eight environmental activists prison sentences ranging from 4 to 10 years on charges of working with the United States and acting against Iran’s national security.
The Iranian Judiciary says a German national, who was jailed in Iran, has been released and is now back in Germany after an Iranian national detained in the European country returned home on Sunday.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says an Iranian citizen detained in Germany on the pretext of violating Washington's cruel sanctions has been released following intensive diplomatic efforts.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of a large number of Iranian convicts on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.