Iraq, Saudi Arabia start implementing trading prisoners deal
4/22/2012 2:20 AM
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Riyadh and Baghdad have started implementing the trading prisoners agreement, Saudi Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq, Fahd bin Abdulmuhasen al-Zaid said on Saturday.
“The first step to implement the agreement starts with a request submitted by the prisoner if he meets the conditions,” the diplomat told Saudi al-Watan newspaper.
Under the accord, prisoners from each country will serve out the remainder of their sentences in their home countries without being eligible for pardons.
Saudi media said the deal does not cover inmates facing the death penalty.