UAE, Turkmenistan freeing Iranian inmates
Tehran, Iran, Aug. 10
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
The United Arab Emirates has acquitted and will set free 29 Iranian prisoners held in the Arab country, Hassan Qashqavi, deputy foreign minister for consular, parliamentarian and overseas-based Iranian-nationals affairs, said.
Turkmenistan will also free 130 Iranian prisoners from its prisons in the near future, Tasnim reported Aug. 10.
Legal and consular cases of these 130 are being followed up and the inmates are expected to enter Iran via the Bajgiran border checkpoint, the report stated.
Sources say that around 400 Iranians are currently held prisoner in Turkmenistan.
Iranian Ambassador to Turkmenistan Mohammad Ahmadi recently said that 302 Iranian inmates were expected to be transferred to Iran soon.