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3 Iranian prisoners pardoned in Oman

Nine Iranian inmates in Qatar are released and return home. (File photo)

IRNA – On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr three Iranian prisoners in Oman were pardoned and released by Sultan Qaboos.

Iran’s embassy in Muscat told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Tuesday that two of the prisoners were charged with drug trafficking and the third one was held for illegal entry to Oman’s territorial waters.

In year 2011, Sultan Qaboos pardoned all 80 Iranian prisoners in Oman and they were returned to Iran.

Currently there are around 100 Iranians imprisoned in Oman, mainly charged with narcotics trafficking.

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