Prison

The latest news and views about prisons, prisoners and the related laws and regulations

Leader Pardons, Commutes Sentences of over 1,000 Inmates

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has granted clemency or commuted the sentences of 1,117 convicts on the anniversary of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Mab’ath and the anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

Iran Foreign Ministry Summons Kenyan Envoy

The Iranian foreign ministry has summoned Kenya’s Ambassador to Tehran Ruqayyah Ahmed Subu to protest at a Kenyan court’s ruling against two Iranian prisoners, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Sunday.

Iran to Let Women Prisoners Serve Time outside Jail

Iran’s vice president for women and family affairs says some women prisoners could serve their sentences outside jail with electronically controlled handcuffs.

Iran to Pardon 50,000 Convicts on Revolution’s 40th Anniv.

The Iranian Judiciary Chief Amoli Larijani said 50,000 convicts will receive pardons from Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran Urges UK to Settle Its Outstanding Debts

Iran’s Judiciary chief says countries such as Britain are indebted to Iran as they received money in return for weapons before the 1979 Islamic Revolution and must now repay the long overdue debts.

‘Zaghari-Ratcliffe Citizen of Iran, Tried Based on Iran’s Law’

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt was told in his Monday trip to Tehran that Iranian-British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a citizen of Iran, convicted based on Iran’s domestic law.

Outrageous Cosmetic Surgeries Becoming All the Rage in Iran

The so-called “donkey ears” and “cat’s eyes” are the latest beauty surgery trends in Iran after “pig noses” and “camel lips.”

Iranian Court Gives Odd Sentence to Prank Caller

A court in Iran has given a strange sentence to a prank caller which urges him to post a placard in public asking for the plaintiff’s forgiveness.

Ahmadinejad’s VP Mashaei Sentenced to 6.5 Years in Jail

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.

UK: Useful Talks Held with Iran on JCPOA, British-Iranian Prisoner

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.