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Iran Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 615 inmates

Tehran, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Thursday pardoned or commuted prison terms of 615 convicts on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) and Ghadir Khumm (The day of Islam Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) assignment of Hazrat Ali (AS) as the first Imam of Shiias).

Article 110 of the Islamic Republic Constitution grants the Supreme Leader the right to pardon or reduce the sentences of convicts upon a recommendation from the head of the judiciary.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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