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Azerbaijan transferred 11 imprisoned Iranian nationals to Iran - UPDATED

Baku. Shamil Alibeyli – APA. Azerbaijan transferred 11 Iranian nationals, imprisoned in Azerbaijan, Iranian envoy to Azerbaijan Mohsun Pak Ayin told APA.

 

He said that the process was held on the basis of the agreement between Azerbaijan and Iran on prisoners transfer.

 

 

Iranian nationals were transferred today on Iranian-Azerbaijan border.


 

 

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19:31

 

Baku. Shamil Alibeyli – APA. Number of Iranian nationals imprisoned in Azerbaijani jails will be transferred to Iran soon, APA quoting on the information of the embassy of Iran in Azerbaijan.

Mohsen Molaee told that he had visited prison number 11 of Azerbaijan Republic today and met with Iranian prisoners: “Heavy costs of traveling to Azerbaijan for the prisonersˈ families who want to visit them and also heavy costs of living for the prisoners themselves were their major concerns”

 

M.Molaee added that the prisonersˈ main demand was to serve the rest of their prison sentences in Iran. The official said that a number of Iranian prisoners will be transferred to Iranian prisons during Nowruz holidays. He expressed hope that another number of prisoners would be transferred to Iran soon.

 

Molaee said that some 210 Iranians are imprisoned in Azerbaijan, almost all of whom are charged with drug dealing.

 

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