News ID: 209929
Published: 0206 GMT February 13, 2018

Leader grants clemency to over 560 Iranian inmates

Leader grants clemency to over 560 Iranian inmates

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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