Tehran (IP) - Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights on Monday called Sweden’s trial of ex-Iranian official, illegal, showy and unfair.

Iran PressIran news: Vice-President of Iran's Judiciary for International Affairs and Secretary of the I.R of Iran's High Council, following the continued political detention of Hamid Nouri, an Iranian citizen, by Sweden and the indictment of the prosecutor and his request for life imprisonment on trumped-up charges, called the trial "illegal, showy and unfair" and contrary to human rights principles and a violation of judicial justice.

Hamid Nouri, an Iranian citizen, was arrested by Swedish security forces on November 9, 2019, upon his arrival in Sweden to settle his family disputes, and has been in prison for nearly 30 months.

According to Iran press, Kazem Gharibabadi stressed that the detention of this Iranian citizen until his family was notified, could be a case of enforced disappearance, adding: "Suffering violence during arrest and disrespect for human dignity, violation of the 1963 Vienna Convention, and keeping the Iranian embassy and his family unaware of his whereabouts in order to exert psychological pressure and prevent family visits are just some of the inhumane acts against a person who has been arrested with false and fabricated allegations."

Referring to the statements of Hamid Nouri's family, the Secretary of the I.R of Iran's High Council noted that when the Nouri's family found out about his arrest, the Swedish government denied them permission to visit him for more than two years. They were present in Sweden, were not allowed to visit him and he had been in solitary confinement for almost two years, which is a clear example of a gross violation of human rights.

Gharibabadi further stated that the Swedish prosecutor did not conduct a comprehensive and independent investigation and issued an indictment based on the biased and baseless statements of some people affiliated with the terrorist group of MKO (Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization) as well as denying him a lawyer are another evidence indicating that his trial is a show that pursues political purposes and did not observe the basic principles of judicial justice.

Gharibabadi noted that the Swedish government should also be accountable for the medical negligence as well as torturing and long solitary confinement of Nouri.

The Iranian judiciary official also denounced the Swedish government for supporting terror groups like MKO and said that Sweden has now turned into a safe place for hosting terrorists.

“It is now time for Sweden to decide whether it wants to stand by terrorists or abide by its international obligations to counter terror groups,” Gharibabadi noted.

He called on the Iranian judicial authorities to bring to justice the people who conduct acts of terror against Iran and are backed by Sweden.


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