Armenia to Extradite 8 Iranian Convicts: Diplomat

Armenia to Extradite 8 Iranian Convicts: Diplomat

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates' Affairs Hassan Qashqavi announced that eight Iranian convicts will be extradited from Armenia later on Wednesday.

Based on follow-up measures taken by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, the country’s embassy in Armenia and the approval of the minister of justice of the Republic of Armenia, the Iranian poisoners will be transferred to the country, Qashqavi said on Tuesday night.

He added that the eight convicts will arrive in Iran within the next 24 hours.

Back in March, six Iranian nationals imprisoned in Armenian jails were also extradited to the country.

Taking the recent extradition into account, the total number of the Iranian prisoners in Armenia extradited since the beginning of the last Iranian calendar year (began on March 21, 2015) would reach 27.

The majority of them were convicted of carrying illicit drugs in their trips to Armenia. Currently 32 other Iranian nationals are still imprisoned in the neighboring country.

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