Abu Dhabi: UAE authorities on Friday extradited Gergely Franc, an Albanian national, charged with premeditated murder, to relevant authorities in Belgium following an extradition request filed with the UAE government.
The accused was transferred to the relevant authorities according to the extradition agreement, signed between the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Belgium, following the established legal and judicial process, a trial, and according to the resolution of the UAE Minister of Justice, who approved the extradition on December 13, 2023.
Such proceedings confirm the UAE’s continued collaboration with international partners in the pursuit of international justice.
The United Arab Emirates signed an extradition agreement with the Kingdom of Belgium in December 2021. The country completed its national legislation requirements in August 2022, and Belgium completed the same process in October 2022. The agreement formally came into force in November 2022.
The extradition agreement with the Kingdom of Belgium is one of more than 40 agreements signed in recent years with various countries, and the United Arab Emirates has committed to seeking more agreements in this regard. These agreements strongly demonstrate the UAE’s interest in enhancing cooperation in legal and judicial matters with all countries in accordance with international best practices, with the aim of strengthening efforts to combat dangerous global crimes related to organized crime, money laundering, terrorist financing and drug smuggling. deals, among others.