News ID: 317306
Published: 0703 GMT October 23, 2021

Leader pardons over 3,000 convicts on holy Prophet’s birthday anniversary

Leader pardons over 3,000 convicts on holy Prophet’s birthday anniversary

National Desk

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday authorized the pardon or commutation of the sentences of 3,458 Iranian convicts on the occasion of the birthday anniversaries of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Ja’afar bin Muhammad Al-Sadeq, the sixth Imam of Shia Muslims.

The proposal for the pardon or commutation of the sentences of the eligible convicts was presented to the Leader in a letter by Iran’s Judiciary Chief Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei based on the Article 110 of the Iranian Constitution, the Leader's official website reported.

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

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

   
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