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Iranian pop singer helps release 851 prisoners

. Tehran, IRNA – Popular Iranian pop singer Mohsen Chavoshi helped to release 851 prisoners who were behind bars for financial problems, thanks to his fans’ contributions collected in his Instagram page for the same purpose during the past 2 years.

The news about the philanthropist pop singer’s humanitarian move was broadcasted by the Managing Director of the Headquarters to Contribute to Freedom of Prisoners, Ali Shams.

He said that the freed prisoners were either imprisoned due to incidents in workshops, or causing injuries or causing death in driving accidents.

Shams said that the 851 freed prisoners were not criminals and they and their families were all under the supportive umbrella of the Headquarters to Contribute to Freedom of Prisoners, and the amount contributed by Mohsen Chavashi thanks to his fans contributions during the past two years was 74 billion and 500 million rials.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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