Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.23 / Trend R.Zamanov /
Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned eighty prisoners, Judiciary spokesman and Attorney General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei said on Monday.
The prisoners were released after the amnesty, the Khabaronline news website quoted Ejei as saying.
He went on to note that some prisoners who were arrested over riots that followed the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009 were among the pardoned prisoners.
"Under the law, prisoners can be granted pardon on the suggestion of the head of the judiciary and that can include all or part of their terms," Ejei said.
According to him, more prisoners will be pardoned and released in the near future.
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