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Supreme Leader pardons several female Iranian prisoners

A photo made available by the Iranian supreme leader’s official website shows Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greeting Iranian military officers in Tehran on Feb. 8. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Tehran, April 10, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned and commuted prison terms of several women inmates on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Hazart Fatima-Zahra (SA) and Mother’s Day.

The decision, announced on Friday, was in response to a request by Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani.

According to Article 110 of the Constitution, the Supreme Leader has the authority to pardon or commute prison terms of convicts upon a recommendation from the head of the Judiciary.


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