UAE extradites financial criminal to Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian national convicted of embezzlement was extradited from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after coordination between the two countries’ judiciaries and police.

The criminal had been convicted by a court in Iran’s East Azarbaijan Province on embezzling funds from the bank accounts of the state-run companies.

The fugitive criminal, who has been put on the Interpol’s “Red Notice”, was extradited to Iran on January 27 after coordination between the Emirati and Iranian authorities.

The Interpol’s Red Notice necessitates measures to seek the location and arrest of a person wanted by a judicial jurisdiction or an international tribunal with a view to his or her extradition.

The Emirati officials had agreed on the Iranian individual’s extradition in 2013, but the process was postponed because the criminal was facing another sentence in the Arab country.

The convict had fled to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic before travelling to the United Arab Emirates.

Tehran and Abu Dhabi have enhanced judicial cooperation after signature of three agreements since 2009.

By Tasnim News Agency