Chief of a jail in this northern Iranian province announced that the Afghan prisoners will be transferred from that jail to their country to continue prison terms in their homeland.
Iran will do so after consultations with the officials of the Afghan Embassy in Tehran about the fate of 125 Afghan prisoners convicted of drug-related offenses.
Afghanistan, the main producer of opium, is Iran’s eastern neighbor.
About seven million of Afghan people have moved to different world countries living there as refugees. Near three million of them are in Pakistan, and about 2.5 million in Iran. The rest are living in European countries.