Iranian officials handed over at least 181 Afghan inmates to the Islamic Emirate at the Islam Qala Port, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
The Afghan caretaker government reached an agreement with Iran to hand over the Afghan inmates in Iran’ prisons.
The deputy spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Hafiz Zia Ahmad Takal, said that including these prisoners the total number of inmates transferred from Iranian prisons to the Islamic Emirate in the last week is around 900.
“An agreement was made about transferring Afghan inmates who were in prisons in Iran. This is a good step but it needs to continue,” said Asifa, a refugees' rights activist.
Takal said that following negotiations with Iran, it was decided that the Iranian government would hand over a large number of Afghan prisoners to the Afghan government.
“Either a refugee or a migrant who is committing a crime, the host country has the right to arrest him/her based on international laws with access to a lawyer,” said Shakir Hayat, a political analyst.
The prison sentences of each inmate will be considered by courts in Afghanistan.
“The return of the criminal is allowed in the international judicial system. International countries can exchange the criminals or perpetrators based on an agreement," said Abdulhbib Wafa, legal analyst.
“Addressing the case of the citizens abroad is good, but there should be a guarantee that these inmates should not face treatment based on tribal and ethnic diversity and they should be treated without any political hatred," said Nisar Ahmad Shirzai, military veteran.
Earlier, Islamic Emirate officials said that Iran agreed to hand over more than 1,780 Afghan inmates to Afghanistan.
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