The Supreme Judicial Council issued a decision pardoning prisoners convicted in a number of cases and stopping the execution of penalties against them, after setting a number of conditions.
The decision said that the convicts must serve at least half of the sentence, while one-third of the term is sufficient for convicts who suffer from chronic diseases, need special medical care, or are over sixty years of age.
Regarding those sentenced to life imprisonment, the amnesty stipulated that their sentence should not be less than 15 years in prison; in addition to paying the value of refund amounts and fines to the state treasury. They shouldn't be criminals who frequently commit crimes or entered into an armed gang, according to the decision.
The amnesty decision excluded those convicted in cases related to terrorism, harming state security, and retribution, as well as premeditated murder and kidnapping, and forced theft, unless the victim and the perpetrator are reconciled. The decision also excluded those convicted of drug offenses whose sentences exceed 5 years.
The amnesty entrusted the Public Prosecutor with the task of assigning public lawyers in each department, in coordination with the relevant authorities, to examine the files of the convicts and prepare statements for those covered by the pardon, according to the decision.