200 Afghan prisoners in Iran repatriated

March 19, 2017

TEHRAN – An Iranian judicial official in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi on Wednesday said that at least 200 Afghan prisoners were transferred from Iranian jails to their country to continue prison terms in their homeland.

Talking to IRNA, Deputy Prosecutor of Khorasan Razavi Mojtaba Andalib Toulaei said the Afghan prisoners were repatriated according to a settlement reached on exchange of a number of prisoners between Iran and Afghanistan five years ago. 

He said the Afghan officials also repatriated 23 Iranian prisoners since last March.

SP/AK
 

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