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Iran's Leader grants clemency to 1,000-plus convicts

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (Photo by

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has granted clemency to as many as 1,086 people convicted at various Iranian courts.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the decision on the occasion of the birth anniversaries of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS), the sixth Shia Imam, IRNA reported on Saturday.

Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani had provided the Leader with the list of the convicts, found eligible for forgiveness, reprieve, or commuting of their sentences by the relevant judicial body.

The convicts had been tried at general courts, Islamic Revolution courthouses, the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces, and the country’s Organization of Administrative Discretionary Punishments.

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