BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A former judge from Iran sought by his country to face corruption charges died Friday after a fall in a hotel, Romanian media reported Friday.
Romanian police said only that a man had fallen from a high floor at a hotel in Bucharest, the Romanian capital, and was found dead at 2:30 p.m. (1130 GMT).
They didn’t identify him. Romanian media identified the victim as Gholamreza Mansouri, who fled Iran last year after authorities there alleged he took about 500,000 euros ($560,000) in bribes. Mansouri, who was facing an extradition request by Iran, had denied the allegations. He said last week in a video statement that he left Iran for unspecified medical treatment and that coronavirus travel restrictions prevented him from returning to face the charges.