Khamenei granted amnesty for tens of thousands of detainees and convicts. The amnesty, which includes those who are tried or convicted due to the Mahsa Emini demonstrations, is a “first” in the country, as the defendants in the trial phase will also benefit.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, announced the amnesty decision, which covers tens of thousands of detainees and convicts. It was learned that the amnesty also included some of those connected with the Mahsa Emini demonstrations. According to the country’s official agency, IRNA, Iran’s leader Ali Khamenei accepted the proposal of the Head of the Judiciary, Gulam Hussein Muhsin Ejei, for amnesty and reduced sentence due to the 44th anniversary of the revolution.
FOR THE FIRST TIME, FOR THE TRIAL PHASE IS INCLUDED
Pursuant to the amnesty offer accepted by Khamenei, unlike the previous large-scale amnesties, the last of which was on February 22, 2019, the defendants in the trial phase will also benefit from amnesty and reduced sentence for the first time.
Within the scope of the amnesty, which will also benefit those who are tried or convicted due to the Mahsa Emini demonstrations, tens of thousands of people convicted of various crimes will be released or their sentences will be reduced, taking into account their sentences.
Those who shout slogans against Khamenei, write articles or make such posts on social media will also be included in the amnesty.
WHO CAN’T BENEFIT?
Those convicted of crimes such as “espionage for foreigners, direct contact with foreign intelligence services, committing war crimes, deliberate killing or wounding, destruction and arson of military or public facilities, membership of subversive groups” and those with more than two criminal records will not be able to benefit from the amnesty.
The number of people who will benefit from the amnesty will be clarified after the evaluation of the judicial authorities.