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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
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Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj.
Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj.(Reuters File Photo)

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.

First Published: Apr 03, 2017 12:08 IST

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