Category: Society/Culture , News ID: 170497
مقام معظم رهبری

Supreme Leader Pardons Hundreds of Iranian Prisoners

October 20, 2013 - 15:00

TEHRAN (Tasnim)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday pardoned or commuted prison terms of a large number of convicts sentenced by various Iranian courts.

Ayatollah Khamenei granted amnesty to 1,241 convicts on the occasion of Eid al-Adha (also known as the Feast of Sacrifice), and Eid al-Ghadeer.

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

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the hajj pilgrimage and is one of the most significant holidays in the Muslim calendar.

Eid al-Ghadeer is a festive day observed by Shiite Muslims on the 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar to commemorate the appointment of Ali ibn Abi Talib by the Prophet Mohammad (PUBH) as his immediate successor.

Article 110 of the Iranian Constitution grants the Supreme Leader the right to pardon or reduce the sentences of convicts upon a recommendation from the head of the judiciary.

 

 

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