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Deputy Judiciary Chief: Iran Discussing Extradition of Prisoners with Turkey

Deputy Judiciary Chief Kazzem Qaribabadi said negotiations are underway with the Turkish officials for the extradition of Iran's prisoners from Turkey.

“There is no problem concerning the transfer of Iranian prisoners from Turkey,” Qaribabadi told reporters.

“But the requirements for the transfer of convicts should be fulfilled. Among these are negotiations, consent of the host country and consent of the prisoners,” he added. 

Qaribabadi added that the transfer and extradition of Iranian nationals held in other countries are now “more seriously pursued”.

A sum of 2,000 out of the almost 3,800 Iranian inmates in other countries are in Turkish jails.

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