13 May 2018 - 00:47
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Azerbaijan Republic extradites 15 Iranian prisoners

Astara, May 13, IRNA – Azerbaijan Republic extradited 15 Iranian prisoners to the Iranian judicial and political officials via Astara Customs House Saturday.

Head of Consular Section of Iran Embassy in Azerbaijan Seyyed Naser Mir Jamali said late Saturday that based on an agreement for extraditing offenders between Iran and Azerbaijan, the 25th round of prisoners extradition took place.

He added that the people had mainly been arrested on charges of carrying and sale of drugs and they are to serve the rest of their prison terms in Iranian jails.

The official further noted that fairly implementation of law for prisoners and creating conditions for their meeting with their families are among the objectives of extraditions.

Some 500 Iranian prisoners have been extradited by Azerbaijan Republic since 1999 based on the agreement signed by the two countries.

The extradition took place through the border city of Astara located in the westernmost part of Gilan Province.
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