Friday, March 1, 2024


Iranian VP says US prisoners will remain in Iran until full transfer of frozen funds 

Iran’s vice president for political affairs has said in a tweet that the US prisoners will remain in Iran until the full transfer of billions of dollars in frozen Iranian funds.

Qualified inmates to be released soon under Leader’s decree: Judiciary

The spokesman of the Iranian Judiciary says all the inmates serving terms for involvement in the recent protests and riots who have the qualifications for freedom under a clemency decree issued by the Leader, will be released until February 19.

Iran foreign ministry says seriously pursuing release of prisoners in other countries

Iran’s foreign ministry is seriously working to ensure support for nationals held in prisons in other countries as “essential duty and responsibility.”

Iran says ready to open up prisons for human rights ‘advocates’

The Iranian judiciary has expressed its readiness to allow those who claim to be advocates of human rights to inspect the prisons in country and get a first-hand view of the treatment of prisoners in the Islamic Republic.

Iranian Judiciary denies reports of prisoners finger amputation

The Iranian Judiciary has denied as baseless a report that several convicts have been sentenced to having their fingers cut off.

‘Iran won’t tolerate any mistreatment, rights violations in prisons’

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.

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: Judiciary

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.

Iran’s Leader Pardons, Commutes Prison Terms of over 5,000 Inmates

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).

Iran Arrests Chinese National for Releasing Private Pictures of Iranian Girls

A Chinese national has been apprehended for releasing private pictures of Iranian girls he met in the country without their consent.

Iran Charges French National with Espionage, Propaganda against Islamic Republic

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, US Deny Reaching Deal on Prisoner Swap, Release of Iranian Assets

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".

Iran Sentences Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to Another Year in Jail

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 Inmate’s Ankle Tag Removed as Her 5-Year Term Ends

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.

Iran Confirms Exchange of Message with US on Prisoner Swap

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has confirmed media reports about an exchange of message between Tehran and Washington over a prisoner swap.

India Releases Four Iranian Prisoners

Four Iranians behind bars at Bangalore Central Prison in the Indian state of Karnataka have been set free.

Iran Leader Grants Clemency to 3,840 Prisoners on Revolution Anniversary

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.

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