Iran’s judiciary chief Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said Iranian authorities released about 22,000 anti-government protesters last fall.
“From March 21 to the present, 82,000 people have been pardoned under various articles, and this number may increase, including 22,000 rioters,” Mohseni Ejei said. This was also reported by the Iranian Tasnim agency.
He confirmed that the sentences of another 34,000 convicts were commuted under various articles. The amnesty did not apply to persons convicted of serious crimes and theft.
IRNA reported on Feb. 5 that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei pardoned “tens of thousands” of prisoners to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, including those sentenced to prison terms for participating in anti-government demonstrations.