Tehran (EFE) 44th anniversary of the triumph of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The amnesty will apply to those who have not spied for foreign powers or had contacts with intelligence services of other countries; killed or injured individuals or participated in the destruction of public or military property, as reported by Mizan, the Judiciary news agency.
The authorities, however, have not specified how many of the nearly 20,000 detainees in the protests -according to foreign NGOs- will benefit from this measure.
Iran has seen protests since the death in police custody in September of Mahsa Amini after she was arrested for not wearing the Islamic headscarf properly.
Twenty death sentences
The authorities have responded to the revolt led by young people who called for the end of the Islamic Republic with strong repression that has caused nearly 500 deaths and 20,000 arrests, of which several hundred have been sentenced to prison terms and 17 to prison. Gallow.
So far four protesters have been executed, one of them in public, which has caused the protests to have lost strength significantly.
Pardoning prisoners is a common practice on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which is commemorated on February 11, and in addition to those convicted of the protests, an amnesty has been announced for “tens of thousands” of prisoners.
The president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisí, has affirmed that the celebrations this year of the 4th anniversary of the overthrow of the last Shah are intended to “help the people to follow the correct path”.