Leader pardons over 1,000 prisoners

December 6, 2017

TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pardoned or commuted prison terms of 1,007 convicts sentenced by various courts across the country, Tasnim reported on Tuesday.

The pardon was granted at the request of Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani on the occasion of the birth anniversaries of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS), the sixth Imam of Shiite Muslims.

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.