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Iran pardons 157 detained after anti-government protests

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has pardoned 157 people held on charges stemming from their alleged participation in anti-government protests, the country’s judiciary announced on Tuesday, the biggest such release of those swept up in the harsh crackdowns.

Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili told reporters that the people freed had been imprisoned for “spreading propaganda against the system” and taking part in several........

© The Times of Israel

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