In a written statement made by the Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was noted that 3 European citizens detained in Iran were brought to Muscat from Tehran by a plane belonging to the Royal Air Force of Oman to be sent to their countries after Oman’s mediation between the said countries.
In the statement, one of the released people is a Danish citizen and the other two are Austrian citizens, the positive response of the Iranian authorities to the efforts of Oman was appreciated.
In the statement of the ministry, no information was given about why and when the three people in question were arrested.
Prisoner exchange agreement signed between Iran and Belgium
Belgian Olivier Vandecasteele was also released on May 26, after being sentenced to 40 years in prison on charges of espionage in Iran, and returned to his country on May 26 with a prisoner exchange.
The situation of humanitarian aid worker Vandecasteele, who was tried on charges of “espionage, money laundering and currency smuggling” in Iran, was sentenced to 40 years in prison and held in prison for about 15 months, drew a great reaction in her country, Amnesty International organized a petition for her release.
The Belgian government signed an agreement with Iran last year that paved the way for a prisoner swap, which came into effect last April after long discussions.
Following this, Iranian diplomat Esedullah Assadi, who was arrested in Germany in June 2018 for allegedly planning an attack on an event organized by the People’s Mujahideen Organization, which is considered a terrorist organization in Iran, in Paris, the capital of France, and was tried in Belgium in 2021 and sentenced to 21 years in prison. and Vandecasteele were traded.