Iran Repa­tri­ates 132 Afghan Pris­on­ers

Iran News - - DOMESTIC -

TEHRAN (Tas­nim) – Iran trans­ferred 132 Afghan pris­on­ers to Afghanistan to serve the re­main­ing of their jail terms in their home­land.

The Afghan na­tion­als had been sen­tenced to jail in Iran and kept in Qezel He­sar Prison near the north­ern city of Karaj and Great Tehran Pen­i­ten­tiary, south of the cap­i­tal.

The pris­on­ers were repa­tri­ated un­der a deal be­tween the govern­ments of Iran and Afghanistan and fol­low­ing the ef­forts of the Min­istry of Jus­tice.

Afghan na­tion­als sen­tenced to im­pris­on­ment for their in­volve­ment in drug smug­gling in Iran are also planned to be repa­tri­ated in com­ing weeks.

Iran, which has a 900-kilo­me­ter com­mon bor­der with Afghanistan, has been used as the main con­duit for smug­gling Afghan drugs to nar­cotics king­pins in Europe.

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