Azerbaijan extradites 22 Iranian inmates
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12
By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend:
Azerbaijan has extradited 22 Iranian prisoners to the Islamic Republic on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha.
Seyyed Naser Mir Jamali, the head of consular section of Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan, has said the extradition took place on Sept. 12 through Astara border checkpoint, the embassy’s press office reported.
The 22 Iranian inmates will have to serve the rest of their prison sentences in the home country’s jails, he added.
According to Mir Jamali, this is the 20th round of extradition of prisoners between the two neighboring countries.
He added that most of the inmates were charged with drug crimes.
Over the past years, Iran and Azerbaijan on several occasions have extradited a number of prisoners, which comes following the expansion of political relations between Tehran and Baku.