Leader pardons 537 Prisoners on Eid al-Fitr

June 17, 2018 - 13:31

TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday pardoned or commuted prison terms of 537 prisoners.

Ayatollah Khamenei granted amnesty to the convicts on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Tasnim reported.

The pardon was made at the request of Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani.

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.

MH/PA

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