Tehran (IP) – Iran's Judiciary Spokesman says that filing a case against the Iranian national Hamid Nouri is political and cannot be called a judicial one.

Iran PressIran news: Last Friday and during the 90th session of Hamid Nouri's trial, Swedish prosecutors read a summary of Nouri’s indictment in court a day after submitting a request for life imprisonment for him.

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.

In response to Iran Press, Zabihollah Khodaian stated on Tuesday that the Swedish judiciary did not apply even a scintilla of international and domestic standards to the case of Hamid Nouri. 

Khodaian noted: Nouri's family and the consular officials did not know what had happened to him for seven and a half months; his family was not allowed to visit him for two years."

The spokesman said the Swedish government even did not allow Nouri to have a lawyer; instead, it assigned a court-appointed lawyer for him.

The spokesman underlined:  "Nouri needs a doctor because of an eye disease, but he has not been allowed to see a doctor yet. Every defendant has the right to introduce a witness to defend himself, but his witnesses have not accepted him, while the opponents have introduced their witnesses and testified against him."

Criticizing the Human Rights advocates, Zabihollah Khodaian said:  "I advise the Swedish judiciary to do their job and not be politically motivated. Iran, like any other country, defends its citizens."

On the same day, the Deputy Chief of Iran's Judiciary for International Affairs said that Nouri's has a total political nature.

In a TV program on Monday, Kazem Gharibabadi said that the Swedish government, supported by some European countries, especially the UK, was seeking to try the Islamic Republic of Iran as its approach became hostile toward Iran in recent years. 

Gharibabadi noted that Sweden had always been hosting terrorist groups operating against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

He recalled that the leader of Harakat al-Nidal Habib Assiwad was based in Sweden, where the Swedish intelligence services fed him and his outfit with information and facilities. 


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