EghtesadOnline: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei granted clemency to 3,840 Iranian inmates on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
Ayatollah Khamenei agreed on Monday to pardon or commute the sentences of the Iranian convicts on a proposal by Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi who had requested the Leader’s clemency for prisoners with specific conditions, Tasnim News Agency reported.
The amnesty was announced ahead of the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution that led to the formation of the Islamic Republic in 1979.
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.
The clemency, however, does not apply to certain types of convicts, including those who have been sentenced for their role in the armed smuggling of narcotics, arms trafficking, kidnapping, acid attacks, rape, armed robbery, bribery, embezzlement, counterfeit money forgery, money laundering, disruption of economy, smuggling of alcoholic drinks, and organized smuggling of commodities.