"the Regime in Iran says that many prisoners will be released in conjunction with the celebration of the 40 years since the country's islamic revolution."
"It may very well be true, according to analysts – but more to resolve internal resource problems in the prisons than for humanitarian reasons."
"Iran's supreme leader, ayatollah Ali Khamenei, writes on Twitter that many of the prisoners pardoned on Thursday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the revolution. He specifies no precise number, but the iranian media has reported that there is a very large release – of the approximately 50 000 prisoners, reports Reuters."
"Said Mahmoudi, professor of international law at Stockholm university, says that the official is close to the 250 000 prisoners in Iran. He has never before on the long roads heard that as many prisoners as 50 000 released."
"On the other hand, many reports on the poor conditions in Iran's overcrowded prisons have come in the later time – if the hygiene conditions, health care, and if livsmedeltillgången."
"– this benådningen has been perceived by some as a way to solve these problems. They can't do it. The government doesn't have the money and resources to maintain an acceptable level, " he says to TT."
"No political prisoners"
"the Treasury of Iran is a bad set, since the united states resumed its sanctions. Inflation and unemployment have created protests and popular anger."
"the Iranian authorities have not clarified if any of the many political prisoners that human rights organisations have pointed to is included in the benådandena. Besides, persons in addition to in Iran also has citizenship in the united states, the united kingdom, Austria, Canada and France, imprisoned in Iran, accused of, among other things, espionage and cooperation with foreign governments."
"But according to what Said Mahmoudi know, none of them will be pardoned."
" this is not about political prisoners, but about the ordinary prisoners, a lot of convicted for economic crimes."
"One of those sitting behind bars in Iran, is a Swedish-iranian Ahmadreza Djalali. He is a physician and researcher in disaster medicine and has lived in Sweden with his wife and two children since 2009, with the exception of a couple of years in Italy. Since april of 2016, he has been imprisoned in Iran, and in October 2017, he was sentenced to death for allegedly spying for the Israeli government."
"Said Mahmoudi I certainly do not believe that Djalali is one of those that will be released."
" I am very hesitant to. The crimes he is accused of is very serious."
"Ahmadreza Djalali is a medical doctor and researcher in disaster medicine. He is an iranian and american citizens. He has lived in Sweden with his wife and two children since 2009, with the exception of a couple of years in Italy, and had pre-citizenship permanent residence permit in Sweden. Djalali received his doctorate in medicine at Karolinska institutet in 2012."
"Djalali was arrested by the secret service in Iran on april 25, 2016, when he was in the country to participate in seminars on disaster medicine, on the invitation of universities in Iran. He had on several previous occasions traveled to Iran without any problems."
"In October 2017, the public prosecutor in Tehran, without explicit mention Ahmadreza Djalali, the"
"The evidence against him is a confession which is alleged to have been forced through under threat."
"Source: Amnesty Sweden"