Thailand confirms return of Iranians held over botched 2012 bombing


In this file photo taken on Aug 22, 2013 Saeid Moradi (centre), an Iranian suspected of involvement in the February 2012 bomb blasts in Bangkok, gestures to the media next to fellow suspect Mohammad Khazaei (second from right), during an appearance at a court in Bangkok. - AFP

BANGKOK (AFP): Thailand on Thursday (Nov 26) confirmed it had returned three Iranians jailed over a botched 2012 bombing in Bangkok, after Teheran freed an Australian-British lecturer imprisoned for spying.

The kingdom's corrections department said two of them -- Masoud Sedaghatzadeh and Saeid Moradi -- were transferred as prisoners while the third, Mohammad Khazaei, was granted a royal pardon in August.

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