Iran, Armenia to sign agreement of extradition of prisoners
Iranian Minister of Justice Morteza Bakhtiari and his Armenian counterpart Herayer Thomasyan will sign an agreement on extradition of prisoners on November 11, IRNA reported.
Deputy Justice Minister Ali Sadati said that the agreement will be the first of such agreement between Iran and Armenia, adding that the agreement envisaged extradition of 12 Iranian prisoners from Armenia to continue their prison terms in Iran.
He said the extradition of prisoners are being signed for the sake of families of the prisoners to ease their trouble to go to other country to meet their loved ones.
He said that the prisoners are usually found guilty for lack of knowledge about laws and regulations of the host countries.
Iran has signed about 20 of such agreements and 30 of these are waiting to be signed with other countries," the judiciary official said.