Iran: Christian Prisoners Granted 10-Day Furlough For Christmas


Iran’s Judiciary Chief Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei granted Christian inmates a 10-day leave on the occasion of Christmas.

The top Iranian judge has given the courts and attorney generals across the country a new directive on permitting Christian prisoners to get a furlough for 10 days on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH).

The Judiciary chief has cited the “positive and constructive” effects of the prisoners’ reunion with their families.

The furlough, however, does not apply to inmates convicted of espionage, acting against national security, organized crimes, disruption of economic system, armed robbery, and kidnapping.

Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated generally on December 25 as a religious and cultural holiday by millions of people around the world.

Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency, which claims to be a private news agency in Iran but is reported be close to the IRGC, was launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.

One thought on “Iran: Christian Prisoners Granted 10-Day Furlough For Christmas

  • December 27, 2021 at 4:58 am

    A great gesture and move!


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