Thailand requests extradition of suspected bomber
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Thailand requests extradition of suspected bomber

Thai ambassador in Kuala Lumpur asks Malaysian authorities to hand over detained Iranian

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

A Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal official examines a backpack left at the bomb site in Bangkok last week (photo credit: AP/Apichart Weerawong)
A Thai Explosive Ordnance Disposal official examines a backpack left at the bomb site in Bangkok last week (photo credit: AP/Apichart Weerawong)

Thailand requested the extradition of Iranian national Masoud Sedaghatzadeh from Malaysia on Tuesday, the Bangkok Post reported.

The Thai embassy in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur will submit the request to Sedaghatzadeh’s Malay prosecutors. It is unknown how long it will take Malay authorities to reply, or whether they will comply with the request.

Sedaghatzadeh, a suspect in the Bangkok bombings on February 14, fled to Malaysia, where he was arrested by Malay authorities the following day.

Terrorists responsible for the Bangkok, New Delhi, and Tbilisi bombings remain at large. In New Delhi, Minister of National Infrastructure Uzi Landau (Yisrael Beiteinu) said on Tuesday, “We have complete faith that the terrorists will be found,” according to Channel 10 news.

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