Press TV on October 31, 2012 released the following updated story:
“Former Iranian Ambassador to Jordan Nosratollah Tajik has once again appealed against his extradition to the US on the grounds of his deteriorating health condition, Press TV reports.
Tajik was arrested in November 2006, accused of trying to buy night vision goggles from US mediators in violation of US exports rules. The former Iranian diplomat denies the allegations.
In April 2008, a British judge upheld a ruling that Tajik should be extradited to the US to face charges.
He is now attending a hearing at the High Court in London, awaiting the consideration of his long-standing claim that he has heart and other health problems.
“This is the hostility of the US government to [the] Iranian government and these international affairs… not very safe for me and it is against my human rights… one of the arguments is the health deterioration for the last four years,” he told Press TV.
- The former Iranian envoy had earlier said that he is too ill to travel and that he will face a show trial in the United States.
He appealed against the extradition decision first in 2008. The case is still before the court.
Iran has repeatedly called on the UK to release the former diplomat.
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