Turkmenistan to Extradite Iranian Inmates
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – More than 300 Iranian prisoners will be extradited from Turkmenistan to serve the remainder of their sentences at home, Iran’s ambassador to Ashgabat announced.
Speaking in the northern city of Gorgan on Sunday night, Mohammad Ahmadi said Turkmenistan is going to extradite 302 inmates to Iran in the near future.
He said the decision came after 20 days of negotiations and coordination between officials of the two countries.
Ahmadi also noted that an extradition treaty between Iran and Turkmenistan does not apply to political convicts.
In March 2015, Iran and Turkmenistan held a high-ranking joint session in Ashgabat, and signed 17 cooperation documents in economic, cultural, political, legal, scientific, and technological fields.
The extradition treaty was one of the documents signed in the joint session, attended by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.