Leader grants clemency to over 560 Ira­nian pris­on­ers

Iran Daily - - National -

Leader of the Is­lamic Revo­lu­tion Ay­a­tol­lah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tues­day par­doned or com­muted the sen­tences of 565 Ira­nian con­victs.

The par­don was granted at the re­quest of the coun­try’s Ju­di­ciary Chief Ay­a­tol­lah Sadeq Amoli Lar­i­jani on the oc­ca­sion of the 39th an­niver­sary of the vic­tory of the Is­lamic Revo­lu­tion, Tas­nim News Agency re­ported.

Ar­ti­cle 110 of the Con­sti­tu­tion grants the Leader the right to par­don or re­duce the sen­tences of con­victs upon a rec­om­men­da­tion from the head of the Ju­di­ciary.

The clemency, how­ever, does not ap­ply to cer­tain types of con­victs, in­clud­ing those who have been sen­tenced for their role in the armed strug­gle against the coun­try, armed or or­ga­nized drug traf­fick­ing, armed rob­bery, arms smug­gling, ab­duc­tion, bribery, and em­bez­zle­ment.


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