Iran to release 715 prisoners for World Cup win over Wales

Iran releases 715 prisoners to celebrate World Cup victory about Wales

Iranian judicial authorities prepare to release 715 prisoners after the Iran-Wales World Cup match 2-0 in Qatar on Friday, including people arrested during the protests that have shaken the country.

The move was announced Monday by Iran's chief justice officer, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejei, to commemorate "the proud victory of the national football team," according to Mizan, Iran's judicial news agency.

Those detained during the "recent events" in the country will be released, in apparent reference to protests rocking Iran from mid-September.

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Iran has been the scene of protests sinceMasha Amini'sdeath last 16 September, after she was arrested three days earlier by police of morality for improperly wearing the Islamic veil, harshly made repressed by the security forces.

More than 300 people have died as a result of police brutality and At least 2,000 have been charged with various offences for their part, six of the which have so far been sentenced to death.

The players of the Iranian national team did not sing the anthem of their country before England in the World Cup in Qatar, which they lost 6-2, but in the triumph 0-2 against Wales.

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