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A vice-president under former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has received a 6.5 year prison sentence on several charges including threatening the country’s national security.
A senior British diplomat says he held “useful conversations” with Iranian officials in Tehran on the 2015 nuclear deal and the fate of British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari, who is imprisoned in Iran.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of 615 Iranian prisoners convicted by various courts.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has thanked Iran for granting a three-day furlough to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual national jailed in Iran on charge of covert propaganda efforts against the Islamic Republic.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is tapping into all existing capacities to pave the way for the release of all Iranian nationals held illegally in the foreign prisons for breaching the US sanctions.
Eight members of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group convicted of carrying out attacks on Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in June 2017 were executed on Saturday.
A large number of Iranian lawmakers have put forward a motion on granting amnesties to political and other offenders sentenced to death or life in prison.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has donated IRR 4 billion (over $95,000) to the Blood Money Headquarters to pave the way for release of prisoners jailed for involuntary manslaughter.