More than 1,200 prisoners for unintentional crimes released during Ramadan
Tehran – Iranian philanthropists helped free a total of 1,216 unintentional crime detainees across the country during the holy month of Ramadan (April 13-May 12), said Asadollah Joolaei, head of the Blood Money Organization.
Some 1,206 men and 10 women, who were convicted or engaged in financial crimes, have been released, he added, IRIB reported on Monday.
A total of 1.5 trillion rials (nearly $ 35 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) was given to pay the debt of released prisoners, which increased by 100% compared to the same period in the year last, he explained.
Isfahan province tops the list of greatest contributions to freeing perpetrators of unintentional crimes, followed by two provinces of Kerman and Mazandaran, he said, adding that Isfahan, Gilan and Tehran had released. the largest number of prisoners, 313.
With the support of philanthropists during the holy month of Ramadan, the number of prisoners for involuntary crimes fell to 4,938, he concluded.
9,398 detainees released across the country
Iranian benefactors have helped free a total of 9,398 unintentional crime detainees across the country over the past Iranian calendar year (March 2020-March 2021), according to the Blood Money Organization.
The release of prisoners from involuntary crimes is done in three ways; the first is to grant prisoners leave and the second to grant a certain number of them loans to pay inside the prison.
The third avenue of assistance is the release of unintentional convicts by paying their debt; Last year, a total of 35 trillion rials (nearly $ 833 million) was given to pay off the debt of released prisoners.
Last year, Isfahan province was at the top of the list for releasing the largest number of prisoners, 677 perpetrators of involuntary crimes, while Sistan-Baluchestan was at the bottom of the list.
As an annual tradition, benefactors come together in a ceremony to raise funds to free prisoners from involuntary crimes during the holy month of Ramadan (which began on April 13 this year), through which, the chief 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.
President Hassan Rouhani, former Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani and Chief Justice Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi have paid a total of 3.9 billion rials (approximately $ 92,000) in contributions to free the prisoners unintentional crimes.
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