Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Iran to free hundreds of Afghan prisoners

Iran to free hundreds of Afghan prisoners

By
On
May 01, 2011 - 16:30

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Hundreds of Afghan citizens languishing in Iranian jails would be released in the near future, the Ministry of Refugee and Returnee Affairs in Kabul said on Sunday.

Iran would free around 400 jailed Afghan refugees as a result of fruitful talks in Tehran with representatives of the ministry and the International Committee of the Red Cross in that country.

Despite repeated efforts by the Afghan government, Iran refused to provide information regarding Afghans on death row in that country, Minister of Justice Habibullah Ghalib said in January this year. He put at more than 5,000 the number of Afghan refugees imprisoned in Iran.

Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmay Rasoul, on his return from a visit to Tehran in May 2010, said that 90 of the condemned prisoners had been executed.

According to a statement from the ministry, the stay of Afghan refugee children studying at Iranian schools would be extended for another six months in line with an agreement between the two sides.

The accord also provides for healthinfo-icon insurance cards to approximately a million legal Afghan refugees in Iran. A third of three million Afghans currently living in Iran are said to be illegal.

The agreement was reached at the 20th trilateral meeting among Afghan, Iranian and UHCR officials in Kabul. The five-day meeting concluded on April 13.

mud

Tags: 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Twitter Update