News - Afghanistan
Fifteen Afghans who were imprisoned in Tajikistan were handed over to the government Saturday to serve their sentences in Afghanistan.
Afghan Ambassador in Dushanbe Abdulghafoor Arezoo said Saturday that the prisoners were sent to Kabul today, following a prisoner exchange agreement between Afghanistan and Tajikistan which allowed Afghan nationals to carry out their jail terms in Afghan prisons.
Arezoo added that most of these prisoners were convicted after being accused of forging or duplicating documents and trafficking drugs.
Arezoo said there are more than 80 Afghan citizens serving their time in prisons in Tajikistan and efforts to transfer the remaining prisoners to Afghan jails continue.