8 Iranian prisoners in Armenia to be transferred to local jails

TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (MNA) – Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Hassan Ghashghavi has said on Tuesday that Armenia will release eight jailed Iranians on Wednesday.

The Iranian convicts will be delivered to Iranian border guards in the next 24 hours, he noted on Tuesday.

The extradition was made possible through investigations and follow-ups made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Yerevan, and the cooperation of Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia Arpine Hovhannisyan.

Iranian members of the Parliamet passed a bill of prisoners transfer on Sunday open session to make it possible for Iranian convicts in Armenian jails, and vice versa, to be transferred to local prisons.

The majority of Iranians jailed in Armenia are convicted of carrying illicit drugs in their trips to Armenia.

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