Azerbaijan extradited 141 foreign convicts in past five years

Azerbaijan extradited 141 foreign convicts in past five years
# 25 February 2013 14:50 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Shahriyar Alizadeh – APA. In the past five years 141 foreign convicts were extradited by Azerbaijan’s Justice Ministry and 260 Azerbaijanis serving imprisonment abroad were repatriated. Moreover, during their visits to foreign countries, the ministry’s officials visit Azerbaijani convicts and concern themselves with their detention conditions and problems, the Justice Ministry’s press service told APA.

The ministry said that during last months, Azerbaijan conducted talks with Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Iran and China to repatriate its convicts, observe international commitments and eliminate the existing problems in this sphere.

According to the agreement signed by Azerbaijan and Iran in 1998, these countries are exchanging prisoners and recently, 33 Iranian convicts have been extradited to their country.

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