Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen: Sushma Swaraj
The 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu who were working for some Baharainians were detained by Iraq with their boats last year.india Updated: Apr 03, 2017 12:18 IST
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.
I am happy to inform that Iran has released our 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu. They were detained with their 3 Bahraini boats. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 3, 2017
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.