Iran, Japan sign legal agreement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 11
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi and Japanese Ambassador to Tehran Koji Haneda signed an agreement on extradition of convicts on Jan. 11, the Islamic Republic's official IRNA news agency reported.
The agreement will allow the repatriation of convicts and criminals who are sentenced to jail-term and have spent six months of their prison sentences.
The Iranian and Japanese governments, as well as the convicts should agree the extradition, according to the agreement.
The document was already inked by Japanese foreign minister, Fumio Kishida and will be binding after being approved by the parliaments of Iran and Japan.
Pourmohammadi said that currently 200 Iranians are detained in Japan, meanwhile four Japanese are in Iranian prisons.
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