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Tajikistan to extradite Afghan inmates: official

Tajikistan to extradite Afghan inmates: official

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Mar 03, 2015 - 16:06

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said neighboring Tajikistan would extradite Afghan inmates to the Afghan government.

MoFA spokesman Ahmad Shakib Mustaghni told journalists Afghanistaninfo-icon and Tajikistan had signed an agreement on prisoners extradition back in 2006 based on which at least 255 Afghan prisoners would be extradited to Afghanistan in 2010.

At least eight Tajik inmates, he said, were also handed over to Tajikistan government, he informed.

The spokesman said a delegation was sent in 2013 to Tajikistan to negotiate the extradition of 100 more Afghan prisoners and finalized the initial processes. Until now, at least 31 prisoners have been transferred to Afghanistan while 50 more would be transferred soon.

Without giving details about the total strength of Afghan prisoners languishing in Tajikistani jails, he added, that officials in the MoFA was all set to ensure early extradition of the prisoners.

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