Iranian to be extradited over alleged terror plot
KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — An Iranian was today ordered to be extradited over suspicions of his role in an alleged terrorist scheme against Israeli diplomats in Thailand, news service AFP reported.
When making her judgment, Sessions Court judge S. Komathy ruled that suspect, 31-year-old Masoud Sedaghatzadeh, had failed to dispute evidence against him.
“In my view the conduct of the respondent is inconsistent with that of an innocent man,” Komathy was quoted as saying in the report. .
“The prosecution has shown that the respondent is a fugitive criminal… as he is wanted by the Thai police for offences which come within the definition of extradition offences.”
Masoud was picked up by Malaysian authorities on February 15, a day after a series of bomb attacks in Bangkok. He was detained at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where he was believed to be seeking passage to Iran.
He was one of three people implicated in an alleged terror plot by Iran against Israel.
Detail of the plot surfaced when Thai police managed to detain one of the men, who blew off his own legs when he accidentally detonated an explosive while trying to escape arrest.