Iran Releases About 70,000 Prisoners Because Of Coronavirus

Iran Releases About 70,000 Prisoners Because Of Coronavirus

The prisoners will be released to the point where they aren’t a threat to the society (Representational)

Dubai:

Iran has released approximately 70,000 prisoners because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, according to Mizan, the news site of the judiciary.

“The release of the prisoners, to the point where it doesn’t create insecurity in society … will continue,” he said.

Raisi did not specify if or when those released would need to return to jail.

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