Afghanistan Re­leases Ira­nian Pris­on­ers

Iran News - - DOMESTIC -

IRNA* - Five Ira­ni­ans im­pris­oned in Afghanistan were trans­ferred to Iran on Mon­day, said an Ira­nian con­sulate au­thor­ity in Kabul.

The trans­fer was done in Kabul air­port ac­cord­ing to the agree­ments be­tween the two coun­tries, said Mohsen Rezaee, adding that Iran is to send back 120 Afghan pris­on­ers to their home­land in the near fu­ture.

The ju­di­cial agree­ments be­tween Iran and Afghanistan on ex­change of in­mates were signed 12 years ago.

Apart from to­day’s trans­fer, 620 Afghans in Ira­nian jails and 53 Ira­ni­ans in Afghan jails have been ex­changed. The pris­on­ers have mostly been sen­tenced due to nar­cotic-re­lated crimes.

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