RNA - The Leader had been forwarded a request by Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raeisi to pardon or reduce the sentences of prisoners subject to mitigating circumstances.
Ayatollah Khamenei issued the approval on Monday on the occasion of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), and Eid al-Ghadir, two hugely significant Muslim festivities.
The prisoners, who were granted the clemency, had had their verdicts issued at the country’s courts of common pleas and revolutionary courts, the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces, and the State Discretionary Punishment Organization.
They had been found eligible for receiving the clemency by the relevant judicial authority.
Ayatollah Khamenei regularly issues such approvals on various celebratory occasions.