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News ID: 99924
Publish Date : 11 February 2022 - 22:34


TEHRAN -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of a large group of Iranian prisoners on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
Ayatollah Khamenei on Thursday agreed to pardon or reduce the sentences of 3,388 prisoners eligible for mitigating circumstances, including those found guilty in courts of common pleas and Islamic Revolution tribunals, the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces and the State Discretionary Punishment Organization.
The Leader’s decision came in response to a letter from Iran’s Judiciary Chief Gholamhussein Mohseni-Ejei regarding prisoners found eligible for receiving the clemency by the relevant judicial authority, Press TV reported.
Every year on the anniversary of the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran holds nationwide celebrations for 10 days.
The celebrations start on the anniversary of the return of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, to Iran after many years of exile, and end on the anniversary of the victory of the Revolution on February 11 (the 22nd of the month of Bahman on the Persian calendar) to renew their allegiance to the Islamic establishment.
People from all walks of life also rally in different cities and towns each year on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution to mark the nation’s victory that put an end to the monarchical rule of the U.S.-backed Pahlavi regime.

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