Iran releases about 70,000 prisoners because of coronavirus: judiciary chief

Published March 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

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.

FILE PHOTO: A member of the medical team wears a protective face mask, following the coronavirus outbreak, as he sprays disinfectant liquid to sanitise a taxi station in Tehran, Iran March 05, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
A member of the medical team wears a protective face mask, following the coronavirus outbreak, as he sprays disinfectant liquid to sanitise a taxi station in Tehran, Iran March 05, 2020. (WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“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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