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15 Indian fisherman detained in Iran set to return home; Sushma Swaraj expresses gratitude

She Also Thanked The Indian Embassy In Tehran, Appreciating Their “good Work' For Facilitating The Release.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Apr 2017, 01:36:23 PM
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj - file photo

New Delhi :

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Iran has released 15 Indian fishermen who were detained with their Bahraini boats last year.

“I am happy to inform that Iran has released our 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu. They were detained with their 3 Bahraini boats,” Swaraj said in a tweet.

She also thanked the Indian Embassy in Tehran, appreciating their “good work” for facilitating the release.

The fishermen, working for some Baharainians, were detained for entering the Iranian waters without permission.

They were said to be confined to their boats since their arrest on September 22.

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First Published : 03 Apr 2017, 01:24:00 PM