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French court acquits Iranian engineer

5 May 2010 14:44

A French court has acquitted an Iranian engineer of violating an export embargo by purchasing US technology for military firms in Iran.

The US had officially requested the extradition of Majid Kakavand, 37, from France to American soil.

The request, however, was turned down on Wednesday.

The court hearing, which was dragged on for 14 months since Kakavand’s arrest, demonstrated that his business dealings had not violated French law.

According to the Associated Press, a French prosecutor had opposed the US request, arguing that Kakavand had not perused products that could be used for military purposes.

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