283 Iranian inmates to be extradited from Turkmenistan to Iran today

Tehran, March 28, IRNA – Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Wednesday that some 283 Iranian prisoners will be extradited from Turkmenistan to Iran later in the day to serve their prison terms in their home country.

Qasemi said that the extradition of prisoners is taking place following a visit to Turkmenistan by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and in line with implementation of an agreement signed between the two countries.

Iran will also extradite some Turkmen inmates imprisoned in Iran in exchange for 283 Iranian prisoners to be extradited to Iran.

Two crew members of an Iranian boat recently seized in Turkmenistan will be also among the Iranian prisoners due to be extradited to Iran, the spokesman said.

President Rouhani arrived in Ashgabat on Tuesday for a two-day visit which then took him to Baku, Azerbaijan.

During President Rouhani's stay in Turkmenistan, 13 cooperation documents were signed between the two countries.

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