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Over 93,000 Iranian Inmates on Furlough amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Over 93,000 Iranian Inmates on Furlough amid COVID-19 Outbreak

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 Iranian Inmates Escape from Prison

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.
Minister of Foreign- Mohammad Javad Zarif

Zarif Raps US for Refusing to Grant Medical Furlough to Iranian Inmates

Iran’s foreign minister has lambasted the United States for refusing to grant medical furlough to several Iranian scientists held in US prisons without any charges despite an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Iranian Engineer, French Spy Released in Prisoner Swap

Iranian Engineer, French Spy Released in Prisoner Swap

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.
Iran Leader Grants Clemency to Large Group of Iranian Inmates

Iran Leader Grants Clemency to Large Group of Iranian Inmates

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.

Iranian Inmates to Get New Year Furlough amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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 Gives Prison Sentences to Environmental Activists

Iran Gives Prison Sentences to Environmental Activists

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.
Iran Releases German National as Part of Swap Deal: Judiciary

Iran Releases German National as Part of Swap Deal: Judiciary

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.
Iranian Citizen Released from German Prison: Spokesman

Iranian Citizen Released from German Prison: Spokesman

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.

Iran Slams France’s Stance on Iranian, French Detainees

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has denounced the French Foreign Ministry’s meddlesome comments about two Iranian and French nationals who have been arrested in Iran.