Baghdad agrees to free 110 Iranian prisoners
The Iranian ambassador to Baghdad announced on Sunday that Iraq has agreed to free 110 Iranian prisoners and the process to release them is underway.
Hassan Danaeefar said he raised the issue in his meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talebani and the president pledged to help expedite the freedom of prisoners.
Some Iranians who go to Iraq as pilgrims are being jailed for illegal entry and some others are in prison for drug abuse, Danaeefar told the Mehr News Agency.
He added Iraqi authorities have promised to free such types of prisoners.
However, he said some Iranians are jailed for drug smuggling and Iraq does not seem to free them, MEHR news reported.