Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen: Sushma Swaraj

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 3 (ANI): Iran has released 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were detained along with their Bahraini boats, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday. Taking to Twitter, Swaraj made the announcement about the release of the Indian fishermen. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am happy to inform that Iran has released our 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu. They were detained with their 3 Bahraini boats. /1</p>&mdash; Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) <a href="">April 3, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script> She further appreciated the good work done by the Indian Embassy in Iran. 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu had been taken into custody by Iranian authorities on October 22 last year after allegedly straying into Iranian waters while on their way from Bahrain to Sharjah, while 22 others were arrested between August 2016 and January this year. Last month an Iranian court had ruled that the 15 Indian fishermen who were detained in the country could be released, however, 22 more men still remain in Iran's custody. (ANI)