Forensic workers arrive to collect evidence from a hotel in downtown Bucharest, in Romania. Gholamreza Mansouri, a former judge from Iran sought by his country to face corruption charges, has died after falling from a high floor – AP

An exiled Iranian judge who was facing arrest in Germany over the alleged abuse and torture of journalists was found dead in Romania on Friday after he apparently fell from his hotel room window.

The body of Gholamreza Mansouri, 52, was found lying outside the hotel in Bucharest where he was reportedly under police supervision. 

In addition to facing charges in Germany, the judge was also the subject of an extradition request by Iran which had accused him of taking bribes worth half a million pounds.

Mansouri had been living

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