(Persia Digest) – In a press conference of the Judiciary, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i, Judiciary spokesperson of Iran, has explained Nazanin Zaghari’s situation.
In answer to a question about the British delegation’s trip to Iran and their willingness to negotiate the release of a number of prisoners and whether the Judicial system has any plans for the exchange of prisoners, including Nazanin Zaghari and Kamal Foroughi, he said: “The judiciary did not meet with the British delegation and we have not made any decisions regarding this subject. But, this is a matter for the Judiciary.”
The first deputy of the judicial branch emphasized: “These two prisoners will be dealt with according to the law that governs all prisoners. If a conditional release applies to them, then this will happen. According to Article 58 of the Islamic Penal Code, if a prisoner is sentenced to more than ten years in prison and has already served half of his sentence, the law provides that they can be released under certain conditions. If those sentenced to under ten years have served one-third of their sentence, they can also be released conditionally. If these two prisoners meet the criteria, they can use the law that applies to them.”
When asked if Nazanin Zaghari also has another file, he said: “Yes, she does; but no ruling has been made on that yet. In the present case, she has been sentenced to five years in prison and is presently serving her sentence.”
As reported by Persia Digest, based on the above comments and the law, if Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been sentenced to five years in prison, there is a possibility that she can be released after two years.