Iran to pardon 10,000 including 'security' prisoners

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Announcement follows temporary release of 85,000 to ease pressure on prisons amid coronavirus crisis

Iran is to pardon 10,000 prisoners including political ones in honour of the Iranian new year on Friday, according to state TV.

It was not stated whether the pardons would include the British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – who was released on Tuesday for two weeks, when 85,000 were let out temporarily because of coronavirus – or the British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was not known to have been released.

Related: British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert not reported among prisoners freed among coronavirus fears

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