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More Iranian political prisoners to be pardoned by Supreme Leader

09/25/13

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Iran's Intelligence Minister announced on Wednesday September 25 that more prisoners are set to be released within the next month. ISNA reports that Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has pardoned these political prisoners, adding that Ayatollah Khamenei is inclined to have "this kind of atmosphere persist in the country."


Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi reported that the release will take place in one month on the occasion of the Muslim holy day Eid Al-Ghadir.

The intelligence minister declined to respond to questions regarding the possible release of opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard, who have been under house arrest since 2010.


photo: Evin prison falling during 1979 revolution


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