News ID: 3158
Published: 1249 GMT October 11, 2014

Leader pardons several Iranian prisoners

Leader pardons several Iranian prisoners

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned and commuted prison terms of 1,256 inmates on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Ghadir.

The decision, announced on Saturday, was in response to a request by Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, IRNA reported.

According to Article 110 of the Constitution, the Supreme Leader has the authority to pardon or commute prison terms of convicts upon a recommendation from the head of the Judiciary.

 

   
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Resource: IRNA
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