Saturday, March 2, 2024

Iran Leader grants clemency to more than 2,800 inmates

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has approved a proposal to grant amnesty to over 2,800 Iranian prisoners on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution’s victory and the Eid of Mab'ath.

Ayatollah Khamenei agreed on Wednesday to pardon or commute the sentences of the Iranian convicts upon a proposal from Judiciary Chief Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei who had requested the Leader’s clemency for prisoners with specific conditions.

The amnesty was granted in honor of the 45th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, which toppled the Pahvali dynasty on February 11, 1979, and also in honor of the anniversary of Eid al-Mab’ath, the day on which Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was appointed to prophethood.

Article 110 of the Constitution grants the Leader the right to pardon or reduce the sentences of convicts upon a recommendation from the head of the Judiciary.

The clemency, however, does not apply to certain types of convicts, including those who have been sentenced for their role in the armed smuggling of narcotics, arms trafficking, kidnapping, acid attacks, rape, armed robbery, bribery, embezzlement, counterfeit money forgery, money laundering, disruption of economy, smuggling of alcoholic drinks, and organized smuggling of commodities.

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