Baku, Azerbaijan, May 5
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's Supreme Leader has declared an amnesty in connection with the Father's Day in the country.
The head of Iran 's judiciary Sadiq Amoli Larijani on the occasion of Iran 's Father's Day appealed to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with a letter in which he asked for pardon and reduced sentences of some convicts of military, civil and revolutionary courts, Khamenei's official website reported May 5.
The supreme leader in turn, signed a relevant decree. Iran 's Constitution grants him the right to pardon or reduce the sentences of convicts upon the recommendation of the judiciary chief.
Amnesties and reduced prison terms are granted mainly on occasions marking religious and national festivals in Iran .
Iran annually celebrates National Father's Day on 13 Rajab (7th month of Hegira calendar) on the anniversary of birth of Imam Ali the first Imam of Twelver Shiites.
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