Philanthropists release 3,600 inmates in 6 months
TEHRAN – Iranian philanthropists have freed 3,689 prisoners of involuntary crimes in the past six months, said Asadollah Joolaei, director of the Blood Money Organization.
The release of prisoners from involuntary crimes is done in three ways. The first consists of granting leave to prisoners and the second consists of granting a certain number of them loans to be repaid inside the prison.
The third form of assistance is the release of involuntary convicts by paying their debt.
Some 3,542 male and 147 female prisoners, who were convicts or financial crimes, have been released, he said, adding that a total of 13 trillion rials (nearly $ 309 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) was the debt of the released prisoners. .
Since 1990, more than 150,000 unintentional criminals who were in debt have been released, he added.
Currently, there are 10,680 unintentional crime prisoners in the country, of which 4,673 are eligible for assistance, he said, adding that Tehran with 999 prisoners has the highest number of unintentional crime prisoners, Sistan-Baluchestan with 26 and Hormozgan with 46; have the smallest prison population.
14,600 inmates released last year
Iranian benefactors have helped free a total of 14,681 unintentional crime detainees across the country over the past Iranian calendar year (March 2020-March 2021), said Hadi Sadeghi, a judiciary official.
Last year, a total of 35 trillion rials (nearly $ 833 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) was given to pay off the debt of released prisoners.
As an annual tradition, benefactors come together in a ceremony to raise funds for the release of prisoners from unintentional crimes during the holy month of Ramadan (which began on April 13 this year), through which , the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, donated 5 billion rials (approximately $ 120,000).
Last year, heads of all three branches of government and the private sector donated 6.5 billion rials (nearly $ 150,000) to free prisoners who committed unintentional crimes.
Former President Hassan Rouhani, former Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani and former head of the judiciary Ebrahim Raisi paid a total of 3.9 billion rials (around $ 92,000) in contributions to free prisoners from crimes unintentional.
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