News ID: 303009
Published: 0421 GMT May 12, 2021

Iran’s Leader pardons, reduces prison terms of over 2000 inmates

Iran’s Leader pardons, reduces prison terms of over 2000 inmates
IRNA

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei pardoned and commuted sentences of 2,187 Iranian prisoners on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of Muslims fasting month of Ramadan.

The fasting month of Ramadan – the ninth month on the Islamic calendar -- ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, one of the main religious holidays in Islam.

The occasion falls on the first day of the lunar calendar month of Shawwal, the start of which varies based on the sighting of the new moon by local religious authorities.

Ayatollah Khamenei’s decision came upon a request by Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Ebrahim Raeisi and in accordance to Article 110 (11) of the Iranian Constitution, IRNA reported.

 

   
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