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Iran Releases 70,000 Prisoners Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

a firefighter in tehran sprays disinfectant at a shrine to combat the coronavirus outbreak
A firefighter in Tehran sprays disinfectant at a shrine to combat the coronavirus outbreak. (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)

Monday, 09 March 2020 07:44 AM

Iran has released approximately 70,000 prisoners because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, according to Mizan, the news site of the judiciary.

"The release of the prisoners, to the point where it doesn't create insecurity in society ... will continue," he said.

Raisi did not specify if or when those released would need to return to jail.

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Iran has released approximately 70,000 prisoners because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday.
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