Iran expected to pardon 50,000 prisoners for 40th anniversary of revolution

Iran expected to pardon 50,000 prisoners for 40th anniversary of revolution

Up to 50,000 prisoners are expected to be pardoned in Iran to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has signed off the release or sentence reduction of the prisoners. This comes as the country is celebrating the anniversary of the 1979 revolution which toppled a Western-backed monarchy.

KCooper
KCooper
(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

Does anyone else find this to be fishy? How do you forgive that many traitorous individuals?

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 1 year

and how many of these are political prisoners? gays? "non believers" or belonging to other religions? how many of these are real criminals that shouldn't be allowed to go back to society? like rapists...oh wait, forgot that in the middle east they stone rapped women and praise the perpetrators.

Fishy
Fishy 1 year

Thank Allah our supreme leader has shown mercy on us, we must be grateful of his mercy on us on his anniversary of power that we are free(which just so happens to coincide with a ballooning deficits). We much prefer this method rather than trial and convictions through rationality and judicial due process.

Mr. A
Mr. A 1 year

Just as America can pardon incarcerated, other countries share the same power. Iran chooses to exercise it on occassions deemed worthy of commemorating. America sadly has the largest prisoner population in the world.

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