March 18, 2020 / 7:46 PM / 13 days ago

Iran's supreme leader to pardon 10,000 prisoners, including political ones

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will pardon 10,000 prisoners including political ones in honour of the Iranian new year, state TV reported on Wednesday.

“Those who will be pardoned will not return to jail ... almost half of those security-related prisoners will be pardoned as well,” judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told state TV.

Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Sandra Maler

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