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Over 1,000 prisoners transferred from Iran to Afghanistan over the past year

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Officials from the Iranian Ministry of Justice said that over the past year, more than 1,100 Afghan prisoners have been transferred to Afghanistan to serve their sentences.

According to the Iranian news agency ISNA, the head of the transfer committee of the Ministry of Justice in Iran said that in the past year, 1,136 Afghan prisoners were transferred to Afghan prisons to continue their sentences. This Iranian official stated that since 2013, a total of 3,015 Afghan prisoners have been handed over to Afghan authorities at the common borders.

The head of the transfer committee of the Iranian Ministry of Justice said: “Our intention is to expand cooperation based on mutual respect. Accordingly, and in line with the visit of the Attorney General of the Afghanistan inTehran, 1,136 Afghan prisoners were transferred to Afghan prisons to continue their sentences over the past year.”

The report from this media outlet also stated that Asghar Jalalian, Deputy for Human Rights and International Affairs of the Ministry of Justice, said during a meeting with the Chargé d’Affaires of the Afghan Embassy in Tehran: “Agreements on the transfer of convicts, repatriation of criminals, and judicial assistance in civil and criminal matters have been concluded between the two countries, which is a clear example of the interest and efforts to develop legal and judicial relations between Iran and Afghanistan.”

According to ISNA, Fazl Mohammad Haqqani, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Taliban administration’s  Embassy in Tehran, also expressed appreciation for the cooperation of the Iranian Ministry of Justice in implementing the agreement on the transfer of convicts and the transfer of Afghan prisoners to the country.

He emphasized the importance of the religious, historical, and cultural ties between the two countries and called for the continuation and expansion of legal and judicial cooperation between Afghanistan and Iran.

The Chargé d’Affaires of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Embassy in Tehran and the Deputy for Human Rights and International Affairs of the Ministry of Justice discussed various issues during this meeting, including the issue of Afghan migrants, legal and judicial problems of Afghan nationals in Iran, transfer of experiences of the Iranian judicial system, as well as appropriate ways to develop legal and judicial relations between the two countries.

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