Those freed from prison include individuals who were detained during recent anti-government demonstrations.
For “tens of thousands” of convicts, including some who were detained during recent anti-government protests, Iran’s supreme leader has commuted their sentences or granted them a pardon.
According to information released in state media sources, the countless dual nationals detained in Iran would not be affected by the pardons that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved on Sunday.
According to state news agency IRNA, those accused of “corruption on earth,” a serious allegation levied against certain protestors, of which four have already been executed, would also not be pardoned.
It wouldn’t be applicable to anyone accused of “spying for foreign agencies” or being “associated with parties hostile to the Islamic Republic.”
Following the murder of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian Kurdish lady, while in the morality police’s care in September, Iran was rocked by protests. For disobeying Islamic clothing regulations, the 22-year-old had been detained.
One of the most audacious challenges to the Iranian leadership since the 1979 revolution, Iranians from all walks of life participated in the demonstrations. Propaganda and indoctrination
The authorities blamed Iran’s “foreign foes” for inciting the protests, which the Human Rights Activists News Agency reports have resulted in the arrest of nearly 20,000 people.
Approximately 500 people have reportedly died as a result of the raid, including 70 children. The Iranian judiciary reports that at least four people have been hung. Since months, Iran has not provided a dead toll.
Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei, the president of the judiciary, wrote to Khamenei begging his forgiveness, stating: “During recent events, a number of people, especially young people, did incorrect actions and crimes as a result of the indoctrination and propaganda of the enemy.”
Since the hangings started, protests have notably eased down. Many of these youth now regret their conduct, according to Ejei, because the anti-revolutionary currents’ and foreign opponents’ intentions were thwarted.
In honor of the Islamic revolution anniversary in 1979, Khamenei approved the pardons. In 1989, Khamenei assumed the role of the nation’s political and spiritual leader. At least 100 imprisoned protestors may receive death sentences, according to the Norway-based organization Iran Human Rights, which made the claim last week.
Amnesty International criticized the Iranian government for conducting what it described as “fake trials intended to scare people engaging in the popular protest that has shook Iran.”