A Swedish court handed a life sentence to Iranian prison Hamid Nouri, who Iran firmly announced his arrest had no legal basis.

Iran PressEurope:  Hamid Nouri was arrested upon arrival in Sweden at Stockholm Airport in 2019 and was immediately imprisoned.

Nouri, now 61, has been held in solitary confinement for over two years, and his family has not been allowed to visit him in prison.

A Swedish court on Thursday handed a life sentence to Hamid Nouri. It convicted him over the false charge of human rights violations, namely alleged participation in executions of MKO terrorists (MEK or Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization) in the first decade of Iran's Islamic Revolution.

According to the prosecution, Noury was an assistant prosecutor in prison near Tehran at the time of the events.

Hamid Noury has denied the charges.

Iranian officials earlier firmly announced that the arrest and trial of Hamid Nouri had no legal basis.

Nasser Kanaani, in his first press conference in response to the Iran Press, said: "The condition of  Iranian citizen Hamid Noori is important, so Iran's  Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pursuing this matter seriously in order to protect its citizens." 

Earlier also, Iran's Judiciary Spokesman, Massoud Setayeshi, said that filing a case against the Iranian national Hamid Nouri is political and cannot be called a judicial one.

Hamid Nouri was arrested because some MKO members say he was once their warden when they were in prison in Iran.

MKO (Mojahedin Khalgh Organization) is a terrorist group that rebelled against the Islamic Republic of Iran short after the victory of the Islamic Revolution. 

MKO assassinated over 17,000 Iranian people from different walks of life.

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