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[Newspaper:] Kayhan


National News

Page 3

Monday, 20 Bahman 1365

10 [9] Jamada l-Tania 1407

9 February 1987- Number 12958

Conditions Announced for Reduction of Sentences and Release of Prisoners during the Decade of Fajr


At the threshold of the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, during a media interview this morning Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Mousavi-Bojnourdi, member of the Imam’s Pardons Board, provided some explanation regarding the manner of releasing convicted individuals and prisoners.


. . . In a memorandum regarding individuals convicted in public courts, revolutionary courts, and the Judicial Department of Military Forces, whose indictments are issued and finalized by 22 Bahman 1365 [11 February 1987], the Imam’s Pardons Board has made some decisions and with the agreement of Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, announced the matter as follows on behalf of the Great Leader. . .


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Third section – Exceptions [Not eligible for Pardon]


9- The crimes of anti-revolutionary groups (unless they were simple followers and their remorseful confessions are clear to the Prosecutor, the religious leader, and the Ministry of Intelligence), and members of the perverse sect and spies.