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Ali Daei helps release 18 unintentional offences inmates

Iranian football legend Ali Daei and a group of benefactors have helped release 18 prisoners held for unintentional offences.

Offences Committed by Evin Prison Guards, Inmates: Iran Judiciary

Iran’s judiciary spokesman says some scenes of videos recently leaked from inside the Evin prison in Tehran indicate some of the officials and prisoners there committed offences.

Iran parliament rejects media reports of ‘Qalibaf comments on Evin footage’

The Iranian Parliament has denied a report that cited Majles Speaker Mohamamd Bagher Ghalibaf as saying violations happened at Evin Prison.

Iran Prisons Chief Apologizes over Misconduct at Evin

The head of Iran’s Prisons’ Organization has issued an apology over the leak of CCTV images from inside Evin Prison that purportedly show inmates being beaten. 

Iran No Longer Interested in Prisoner Swap with US: Report

An informed Iranian source says the country is no longer willing to swap prisoners with the United States.

Iran’s Leader Grants Clemency to over 2,800 Prisoners

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted prison terms of 2,825 convicts sentenced by various Iranian courts.

Iran’s Top Security Official Orders Release of Khuzestan Protests Detainees

Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, says the country's security forces had been ordered to immediately release those detained during the recent protests in Khuzestan, who had not committed a criminal act.

Iran Slams US for Linking Prisoner Swap to Fate of JCPOA

Iran's Government Spokesman says the United States of America, for reasons that are unclear and unacceptable, has linked the release of prisoners to the nuclear negotiations, which Tehran considers unnecessary and baseless.

Legal Leniency Will Be Extended to Include Security, Media Crimes Convicts:...

The spokesman for Iran’s Judiciary says the body’s new chief has ordered officials to prepare a list of all security crimes convicts, with details on the type of their crime and their punishment.

Iran, Japan Implement Prisoner Exchange Deal

Iran’s embassy in Tokyo says the first group of Iranian convicted prisoners in Japan have left for Tehran, as part of a previous prisoner exchange agreement with Japan.