Iranian authorities have pardoned 22,000 people arrested during protests that have lasted for months following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
Iran pardons 22,000 people who took part in protests
The head of Iran’s judiciary says 22,000 people arrested in the recent anti-government protests that swept the Islamic Republic have been pardoned.
There was no immediate independent confirmation of the mass release.
Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejehi’s comments come as the demonstrations have slowed in recent months over the September death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in custody after she was detained by the country’s morality police.
However, anger remains in the country as it struggles through the collapse of the nation’s currency, the rial, economic woes and uncertainty over its ties to the wider world after the collapse of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.