Imam Khamenei approved the pardoning of a number of convicts

On the auspicious occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Imam Reza (pbuh) and Iran’s National Judiciary Week, Imam Khamenei approved of the pardoning, giving reduced sentences and converting penalties of 5,156 convicts who had been charged in Common Law Courts, Islamic Revolutionary Courts and also those sentenced by the Military Judiciary Courts and the Governmental Discretionary Punishments Organization.

In this regard, Hujjat al-Islam wal Muslimeen Raisi, Head of the Judiciary Branch, sent a letter to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution suggesting the pardon or a reduction in the sentences of the above-mentioned convicts. These were people who were deemed eligible by the Judiciary’s Central Commission on Pardoning, and the proposal was endorsed by Imam Khamenei on the basis of Article 11 of Constitutional Law 110.