Iran Prisoners Pardons: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved the pardon or reduction of sentences for several thousand prisoners. These include some prisoners arrested in recent anti-government protests. According to Iranian media reports, the pardon approved by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday (February 5) came with several conditions.
According to news agency IRNA, some protesters accused of “corruption on earth” will not be forgiven. Four of these have already been hanged. Also, this decision will not apply to any of the accused of dual citizenship caught in Iran. Apart from this, it will also not apply to those people who have been accused of spying for foreign agencies.
Judiciary chief wrote a letter to Khamenei
Judiciary chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseny AJE said in a letter to Khamenei requesting an apology, “During the recent events, many people, especially the youth, committed wrongdoings and crimes as a result of enemy propaganda.” The protests have slowed down considerably since that happened. As the plans of foreign enemies have been foiled, many of these youths are now regretting their actions.”
Demonstrations were held on the death of the girl
Khamenei has given this approval on the occasion of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. He assumed office as the country’s political and religious leader in 1989. Iran has been rocked by protests in September last year following the death of a young Iranian Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of the country’s morality police. Mahsa Amini, 22, was arrested for violating the Islamic dress code. Iranians from all walks of life participated in the largest demonstration for Iran’s government since the 1979 revolution.
thousands of people were arrested
According to the Human Rights Activists’ News Agency, around 20,000 people have been arrested in connection with the protests. Rights groups say more than 500 people have been killed in the crackdown, including 70 minors. According to the Iranian judiciary, at least four people have been executed. Iran has not given the death toll.
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