Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with people of Qom, in Teheran, Iran, January 9, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS
February 7, 2019
DUBAI (Reuters) – A large number of prisoners in Iran will be pardoned in honor of the 40th anniversary of the country’s Islamic revolution that toppled the U.S.-backed Shah, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.
The number of prisoners that will be pardoned by Khamenei was not released but Iranian media earlier said that around 50,000 prisoners will enjoy “the Islamic clemency”.
(Writing by Parisa Hafez; Editing by Toby Chopra)