Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has signed a pardon decree on 81 people of those arrested after the presidential elections, the MEHR News Agency reported.
Head of the Iranian judicial system Sadig Amoli Larijani, in honor of the birthday of Prophet Mohammed's daughter Fatima and the former supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini, sent a an appeal to Iran's Supreme Leader. The appeal contained a request to release 81 people arrested after the presidential elections in Iran, who are appealed for a pardon. Ayatollah Khamenei signed the pardon decree.
In the presidential elections in Iran, current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gained 62.63 percent of votes. His main rival Mir Hussain Musevi gained 33.75 percent of the votes. Musevi accused the government of falsifying the vote. Protests of people dissatisfied with the election results caused clashes between police and opposition supporters. During the clashes people were killed. Some Western countries have expressed concern over events in Iran.