Khamenei: Several Iranian prisoners to be pardoned for revolution anniversary

DUBAI - A large number of prisoners in Iran will be pardoned in honor of the 40th anniversary of the country's Islamic revolution that toppled the US-backed Shah, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday.
The number of prisoners that will be pardoned by Khamenei was not released but Iranian media earlier said that around 50,000 prisoners will enjoy "the Islamic clemency."