Majlis Approves Extradition Treaty With Sri Lanka
TEHRAN (IRNA) - Iranian lawmakers here on Sunday ratified a bill on the extradition treaty between governments of Islamic Republic of Iran and Sri Lanka.
The bill secured 153 yes votes, 11 no votes, and seven abstentions. A total of 203 lawmakers were present at the parliament open session on Sunday morning.
Under the terms of the bill, the extradition treaty between Iran and Sri Lanka was passed and the permit for exchange of documents was issued.
As per provisions of the bill, the treaty is required to adhere to 77th and 139th principles of Iran’s Constitution.
According to an Iranian lawmaker Hassan Norouzi at least 15 Iranian prisoners are kept in Sri Lankan prisons.
He added that three Sri Lankan nationals are also behind bars in Iran.
Norouzi reiterated that Iranian Parliament has put the bill on its agenda due to the forthcoming visit of Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani to Sri Lanka.