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News code: 29142
Published Date: Sunday 29 March 2020 - 18:41:10
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As Coronavirus prompts prisoner releases around world, Iran express readiness to share its experienc

As Coronavirus prompts prisoner releases around world, Iran express readiness to share its experienc
IRAN  - The High Council for Human Rights express its readiness to share the positive and unique experience of pardoning and commuting prisoners as a kind of modern human rights mechanism with the world.

The full statements of HCHR is as follows:

 

According to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Judiciary has two responsibilities: securing public order and peaceful settlement of disputes and protecting the rights of the nation based on the Chapter three of the constitution which is recognized as "the rights of the nation".

Therefore, the Judiciary follows two purpose: To punish the criminal and facilitating his safe return to the society. In other words, the main purpose of detention and custody in the Judiciary is to correct, recreate and promote the right to dignity. This policy originates from the Islamic teachings and is a principal value in Islam.

One of the valuable initiatives in Judiciary is pardoning which is in line with the rights to justice and dignity. Pardoning is based on the Islamic kindness which aims to reduce the punishment and facilitate the constructive return to the society. Article 110 of the constitution and article 24 of the Islamic criminal code grant the Leader the right to pardon or reduce the sentences of convicts upon a recommendation from the head of the Judiciary. The procedure and details of pardoning is defined in the amnesty rule approved on 6 March 1992.

The Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran has more than 10 years of experience of efficient and orderly employment of this mechanism to prevent crime and seek justice in the society.

Recently, with the efforts of the High Council for Human Rights and other related bodies more than 5000 prisoners were pardoned including both male and female detainees.

The commuting does not involve prisoners such as armed smugglers who trafficked more than 100 kg of Opium or 2 kg of heroin or LSD, arms smugglers, prisoners with security grounds that are sentenced to more than 5 years in prison, kidnappers without private plaintiff, those who have committed acid attacks, rape or owned centers promoting corruption or prostitution, armed robbers, people accused of money laundering as well as smugglers of goods and currencies. Those who were pardoned have been united with their families since 21 March 2020.

Moreover, in order to fight the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country and increase the conditions of prisons, about 95000priosners received furlough.

Referring to the vivid effects of this mechanism in achieving the principle aims of the Judiciary system of Iran,-i.e. reducing the prisons' population as well as punishing the criminals and facilitating their return to the society- the High Council for Human Rights express its readiness to share the positive and unique experience of this procedure with United Nations and other governments.

Iran invites the international community to notice the positive effects of pardoning and commuting prisoners as a kind of modern human rights mechanism which is unlike anything else in the world.

 

News Code: 29142
Published Date: Sunday 29 March 2020 - 18:41:10
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