Malaysia Likely to Reach Extradition Deal

Malaysia Likely to Reach Extradition Deal

Malaysia will hopefully reach an extradition agreement with Iran, which will allow hundreds of Iranian convicts in the Southeast Asian country to return home to complete their prison terms, an Iranian deputy justice minister announced. Speaking to Tasnim News Agency, Mahmoud Abbasi said 80 Iranian convicts have received capital punishment in Malaysia, while 300 others are serving prison sentences.
He pointed to efforts by Iranian officials to finalize the extradition treaty with Malaysia, saying the Kuala Lumpur government is also keen on enforcing a law on the exchange of prisoners with foreign countries. According to the deputy minister, Iranian Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi will soon visit Malaysia to sign the final agreement to pave the way for the return of Iranian prisoners.
Abbasi also unveiled plans for clinching extradition treaties with more countries, including Algeria, Kazakhstan, five Latin American nations and even European states like Cyprus, Albania, the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria.


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