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Talks Set Up on Extradition of Iranian Citizens Arrested in Azerbaijan

Politics Materials 6 September 2007 13:20 (UTC +04:00)
Talks Set Up on Extradition of Iranian Citizens Arrested in   Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend E.Huseynli / Talks have been launched regarding the extradition of Iranian citizens imprisoned in Azerbaijan and the developmnt of necessray documents are underway. Zavar Gafarov, head of the International Cooperation Department of the Azerbaijani Justice Ministry, said in talks with Trend on 6 September.

"Over 100 citizens of Iran are in custody in Azerbaijan. The majority of the arrested are charged for drug trafficking," Gafarov said. Iran and Azerbaijan have signed an agreement on the extradition of prisoners. Gafarov noted that the documents on extradition of part of imprisoned citizens of Iran will be submitted to Azerbaijan soon. Iran is not holding any Azerbaijani citizens in Iran prisons.

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