Thursday, February 22, 2024

Iran parl. Speaker praises Leader’s “fatherly pardon”

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf has praised the “fatherly approach” of Ayatollah Khamenei, leader of the Islamic revolution to those charged or convicted in the recent rioting and protests, after pardons and commutations, which were granted to thousands in jail.

Ghalibaf said the leader distinguished between those who were deceived and those who were instigating things from the very beginning of the rioting, noting that the recent pardon plays a key role in restoring unity and national solidarity.

He called on all officials to follow suit on the leader’s behavior and not allow enemies to prevent the restoration of national solidarity in the aftermath of the incidents.

On Sunday, Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei approved amnesty and commutation of sentences for a large number of people charged or convicted for involvement in recent rioting and protests.

Ayatollah Khamenei issued the decree in response to a request by the head of Iran’s judiciary.

The clemency will only apply to those who have not committed espionage, murder, destruction of public property and are not affiliated to foreign spy agencies.

This comes as Iran is marking the forty-fourth anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

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