Leader pardons 630 convicts on Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Ghadeer

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution agreed to pardon or commute prison sentences of 630 prisoners.

On the occasion of the Eid al-Adha also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, and Eid al-Ghadeer, the day when the prophet of Islam appointed Imam Ali – the first Shia Imam – as his successor and the Muslims’ next leader, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei agreed to pardon or commute prison terms of 630 eligible inmates convicted by public and Revolutionary courts, the State Discretionary Punishment Organization and the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces.

The pardon was made at the request of the country’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani and was accepted by Iran’s Leader on the occasion of two important feats of Muslims.

Clause 11 of Article 110 of the Constitution allows pardoning or commuting prison terms of qualified convicts at the order of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

The Article does not apply to all types of convicts, especially those who have been sentenced for their role in armed struggle against the Islamic Republic, armed or organized drug trafficking, rape, armed robbery, arms smuggling, abduction, bribery and embezzlement.

By Meerh News Agency