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Former mayor of Tehran and senior Iranian politician Mohammad Ali Najafi, who had been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, has been released on bail a couple of weeks after being forgiven by the victim’s family.
Iran’s Judiciary says the prison terms of three Iranian nationals linked to the Israeli spy service Mossad and the British Council have been upheld, and each of them will serve 10 years in prison.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has granted clemency to 1,070 convicts found guilty by various Iranian courts.
More than 600 Bahraini political prisoners are now on hunger strike to protest ill-treatment at Bahrain’s notorious Jaw prison.
Prisoners in a jail in Iran’s Isfahan are using their leisure time to make some money by making wood and leather handicrafts in industrial workshops.
Mohammad Ali Najafi, a senior reformist politician, has been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Esmaeili announced on Tuesday.
Criminals once on death row are now able to work during the day and sleep in prison at night after serving time for years and the adoption of a new law.
The number of inmates in Iran has decreased to less than 200,000 for the first time in the past nine years, the Prisons Organization of Iran announced.
Iran says it has released Lebanese-American prisoner Nizar Zakka at the request of Lebanese President Michel Aoun and the mediation of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.