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Iran’s top human rights official says the Islamic Republic runs its prison facilities in harmony with humanitarian principles and it will not tolerate any mistreatment or abuse of inmates.
Iranian football legend Ali Daei and a group of benefactors have helped release 18 prisoners held for unintentional offences.
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.
The Iranian Parliament has denied a report that cited Majles Speaker Mohamamd Bagher Ghalibaf as saying violations happened at Evin Prison.
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.
An informed Iranian source says the country is no longer willing to swap prisoners with the United States.
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.
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'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.
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.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon thousands of prisoners on the occasion of Judiciary week and the birth anniversary of the eight Shiite Imam, Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (AS).
A Chinese national has been apprehended for releasing private pictures of Iranian girls he met in the country without their consent.
Benjamin Briere, a French man who has been detained in Iran since May 2020, will be tried for espionage and propaganda against the Islamic Republic, according to his lawyer.
Iran and the United States have separately denied the media reports about an agreement to release four Iranian prisoners accused of bypassing Washington's sanctions in exchange for Iran's release of four US "spies".
Iranian-British national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to a one-year jail term and will be banned from leaving Iran for a year, according to her lawyer Hojjat Kermani.
Iranian-British prisoner Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has finally been released after the end of her five-year sentence, but she still faces a second charge, her lawyer Hojjat Kermani says.
The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has confirmed media reports about an exchange of message between Tehran and Washington over a prisoner swap.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of 3,840 Iranian convicts on the occasion of the Islamic Revolution’s 42nd anniversary.
An Iranian court has sentenced Iranian-British national Kameel (Mohammad) Ahmadi to nine years’ imprisonment and a cash fine of €600,000.
Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence against the administrator of an anti-Iran Telegram channel Amad News who had been convicted of “corruption on earth” in a lower court.
Shahindokht Molaverdi, a former vice-president for Women and Family Affairs, has received a two-year-and-a-half sentence for disclosing classified documents and propaganda activities against the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s Supreme Court has accepted a request by three convicts sentenced to death to have their cases heard again in another court.
An Iranian deputy foreign minister has elaborated on a “unique prisoner swap” that resulted in the release of three Iranian nationals jailed in Thailand in exchange for an Australian convict after intensive tripartite diplomatic arrangements.