Iran to hand over five prisoners to Azerbaijan

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 22
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:

Iran will hand over five inmates to Azerbaijan, the Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan reported.

Iran has expressed readiness to hand over five Azerbaijani prisoners detained in Iranian prisons, and is waiting for the submission of relevant documents in this regard.

The inmates are: Zamin Huseynov, Nezaket Aliyeva, Sabuhi Sultanov, Firdus Yusifov, Taleh Sultanov, a diplomatic source told Trend on April 22.

The charges and the terms of imprisonment of these people were not reported.

It is expected that Azerbaijan will hand over another 100 prisoners to Iran in the near future, Azerbaijan's ambassador to Iran, Javanshir Akhundov told journalists earlier, the website of the Iranian channel Press TV reoprted.

The Iranian prisoners sentenced to deifferent terms of imprisonment in Azerbaijan, will be handed over to Iran for serving the remainder of the punishment at homeland, he said.

Earlier Azerbaijan gave 25 prisoners to Iran. Iran, in turn, handed over to Azerbaijan two Azerbaijani prisoners accused of spying.

Translated by S.I.
Edited by C.N.

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