Algeria confirmed an agreement to exchange prisoners and wanted persons with France – Arab and world – Arab world


Algeria’s President Abdelmadzid Teboune, according to a presidential decision published in the Official Gazette, signed a new agreement for the exchange of prisoners and wanted persons with France.

The agreement stipulates that the Algerian and French governments must treat each other as “persons subjected or convicted by their competent judicial authorities, according to the terms and conditions specified in this agreement”.

Extraditions for which extradition can be made are “punishable liberty punishable under the laws of each party with a sentence of not less than one year or a more rigorous prison sentence.”

The agreement was ratified in March by French President Emmanuel Macron, after which it was approved in the National Assembly and Senate.

The agreement, concluded in January 2019, replaces the previous text of 1964, and includes the non-application of capital punishment for those received by Algeria, according to French Senate law, by Edouard Courtel on 10 March said.

This means that if capital punishment is given, the Algerian authorities have vowed not to do it.

Between 2014 and 2019, 38 extradition requests were submitted between the two countries, thirty to France and eight to Algeria, according to Cortel.


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