Imam Khamenei agrees to pardon, reduce sentences of numerous convicts on 40th anniv. of Revolution

On the event of the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution and the Fajr ten-day and Bahman 22nd, numerous convicts were deemed eligible for clemency or reduction of their sentences, with the agreement of the supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution. 

On the event of the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution and the Fajr ten-day and Bahman 22nd, numerous convicts of Public and Revolutionary Courts, the Judicial Organization of Armed Forces, and the State Discretionary Punishment Organization, whose convictions were confirmed by February 11, 2019, and who were deemed eligible for clemency or reduction of their sentences, with the agreement of the supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution, were pardoned or their sentences were reduced, and enjoyed Islamic mercy. 

Ayatollah Amoli Larijani, the Chief of Iran’s Judiciary Branch, penned a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, asking his Eminence to reduce or pardon the sentences of aforementioned convicts who were deemed eligible for clemency. 

The following is the full text of Ayatollah Khamenei’s response to Ayatollah Larijani’s letter: 

In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Greetings and congratulations for the Fajr ten-day occasion, 

I agree with the clemency of this great number of convicts of the courts and I am grateful to you for the offer. The reminiscences of the Islamic Revolution is certainly the appropriate occasion to share the happiness of the Iranian nation with the families of those affected by judicial convictions. 

Allah’s peace and mercy be upon you