728 Afghan prisoners repatriated from Iran

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) said Monday that the process of repatriating prisoners from Iran has started.

Mawlavi Fazl Mohammad Haqqani, the charge d’affaires of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Iran, said in a video message that the number of prisoners to be repatriated totals 1,728.

According to him, 728 Afghan prisoners were transferred from Iran to Afghanistan on Monday.

He added that the process of transferring Afghan prisoners to the country will continue.

“This process continues, it will continue on Tuesday and Thursday,” Haqqani added.

He did not however give details on what crimes the Afghan prisoners had committed in Iran to warrant incarceration.