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8 Iranian sailors imprisoned in Tanzania released

Director of the Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Office in Chabahar Free Zone Hamid-Reza Tousi said on Tuesday that eight Iranian sailors are free to return to the Islamic homeland of Iran after four years of efforts and consultations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tousi said that these Iranian sailors living in Sistan and Baluchestan were arrested and imprisoned by the Tanzanian coast guard about four years ago.

After this issue and following up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Dar es Salaam and the Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Chabahar Free Zone, these eight sailors will soon return to the Islamic homeland, he stated.

He continued that Iran has about 22 fishermen imprisoned in Tanzania, and we hope that with the follow-ups, the judicial process of their case to be accelerated, and we will see the release of all sailors.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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