Azerbaijan extradited 21 prisoners to Iran, said the latter’s Deputy Minister of Justice for Human Rights and International Affairs, Fattah Ahmadi.

Ahmadi said that there were three women among the extradited prisoners.

The deputy minister noted that the process of transferring prisoners was carried out through the implementation of the extradition agreement between Iran and Azerbaijan.

“Most of the Iranian prisoners in Azerbaijan were convicted in relation to drug trafficking,” Ahmadi added.