Iranian judicial authorities have pardoned 22,000 individuals who took half in anti-government protests, judiciary chief Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei mentioned on Monday, in keeping with the official IRNA information company.
State media reported early final month that Supreme Chief Ali Khamenei had pardoned “tens of hundreds” of prisoners together with some arrested within the protests in a lethal crackdown on dissent.
“To this point 82,000 folks have been pardoned, together with 22,000 individuals who participated in (the) protests,” Ejei mentioned.
He didn’t specify over what interval the pardons have been granted or if or when the folks had been charged.
Iran has been swept by protests for the reason that loss of life of a younger Iranian Kurdish girl within the custody of the nation’s morality police final September.
Iranians from all walks of life have taken half, marking one of many boldest challenges to the Islamic Republic for the reason that 1979 revolution.
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