ARMENIAN CONVICTS TRANSFERRED TO IRAN
YEREVAN.- Armenian Minister of Justice Hrayr Tovmasyan decided to transfer to Iranian authorities 12 convicts, citizens of the Islamic Republic, sentenced in Armenia.
All of them expressed wish to serve the remaining term at home.
Ten convicts, eleven men and a woman, were transferred to the Iranian side on July 12, Justice Ministry told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
In 2006 Armenia and Iran signed an agreement on judicial cooperation on civil and criminal cases as well as an extradition agreement. Currently, negotiations are underway on signing of an agreement regulating the issues of prisoners' extradition.
The citizens sent to Iran from Armenia were charged with smuggling, drug trafficking.
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- 1862 The police arrest Nalbandyan (writer and political activist).
- 1904 Birth of painter Vostanik Adoyan (Arshile Gorky) in Van (Western Armenia). He committed suicide in 1948.
- 1933 Death of Leninist Guards representative, Issahak Lalayants in Moscow. He was born in 1870.
- 1935 Opening of the Armenian Section in the Academy of Science of the USSR.