12 February 2013

Angola, Portugal May Extradite Convicted Citizens

Luanda — The Angolan minister of Justice and Human Rights, Rui Cordeiro Mangueira Monday admitted The possibility of Angola and Portugal to extradite their convicted citizens in respective countries.

Speaking the end of the signing of the protocol on cooperation in the field of justice between the two countries, Rui Mangueira told the press that he does not have difficulties in dealing with this matter.

The official referred to the conventions of the Portuguese speaking community countries (CPLP) concerning the transfer of sentenced persons, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition, signed on 23 November 2005, in Cape Verde.

He said that the above conventions enable, at bilateral level, Angola and Portugal to deal with repatriation matter of convicted citizens, although some experts says that this matter depends obviously on a deep study between both sides.

Still about the co-operation protocol between the two countries, Rui Mangueira expressed his rejoice as he verifies a full availability of Portugal, in co-operating, adding that there are also conditions from Portugal in supporting the justice reform and the country's right.

Angola and Portugal reaffirmed on Monday in Lisbon, the principles under the convention of the people transfer, signed among the CPLP member countries, which also includes the conventions on the legal assistance in penal matters and about extradition.

According to him, these are part of a bilateral co-operation accord, signed by Rui Mangueira and Ana Teixeira da Cruz.

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