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In the background of the decline of the protests: Khamenei imprisoned "tens of thousands" of prisoners, including many protesters - voila! news


The official television in Iran reported that on the occasion of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, the supreme leader pardoned "tens of thousands" of prisoners, including those arrested in the wave of hijab protests. However, those who hold foreign citizenship or are accused of security offenses will not be released

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has granted amnesty to "tens of thousands" of prisoners, including a large number of prisoners who were imprisoned during the recent protests in the country - the country's official television reported today (Sunday).

Khamenei's pardon was given, according to the report, on the occasion of the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and with the decline of protests in the country.

However, the official media in Iran stated that the amnesty did not apply to the many prisoners in Iran who hold dual citizenship, and whom Tehran uses in many cases as bargaining chips against the West.

The IRNA news agency reported that those accused of "corruption on earth" - a crime for which some of the protesters were accused and which carries the death penalty - will not benefit from the amnesty, as well as those "connected to groups hostile to the Islamic Republic".

"The amnesty will be granted to prisoners who are not accused of spying for foreign agencies, of direct contact with foreign agents, of committing intentional murder or injury, of destroying and setting fire to government property or who do not have a private lawsuit in their case," the country's official media reported.

The Chairman of the Judiciary, Rolamhossein Mohseni Azhai, wrote to Khamenei in his request to grant them amnesty that "during the recent events, a number of people, especially young people, committed wrongful acts and crimes that resulted from brainwashing and enemy propaganda." According to him, "since the plans of the foreign enemies And that the opponents of the revolution failed, many of these young people regret their actions."

His deputy, Sadiq Rahimi, said that "naturally, those who did not express remorse for their actions and did not give a pledge in class not to repeat them, will not receive amnesty."

The regime managed to suppress the last protests.

Khamenei in a meeting with girls in Tehran, Friday (Photo: Reuters)

In recent months, the protests that broke out in September following the death of the Kurdish young woman Mehsa Amini have died down, and were suppressed by the regime that executed at least four of the demonstrators.

According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency, an Iranian organization based in the United States, about 20,000 people have been arrested by the authorities in response to the recent protests, which have been one of the biggest challenges facing the Islamic Republic since its founding.

According to estimates by human rights organizations, more than 500 protesters were killed by the security forces, including 70 boys and children.

Dozens of members of the security forces were also killed in the protests, which challenged the dress code for women and the rule of the Shia clerics.

The Norway-based Iran Human Rights Organization reported last week that at least 100 detained protesters face the possible death penalty.

The human rights organization Amnesty International condemned the "show trials designed to threaten the participants in the popular uprising that is shaking Iran".

Iran accused foreign countries of fomenting the riots, while Western countries imposed sanctions on parties and entities involved in the repression, while the European Union is also considering defining the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization.

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