Sweden holds Iranian in incommunicado detention, family say

Iran’s Judiciary Media Center quoted Hamid Nouri’s family members as saying it has not been able to contact them for 28 days now.

Swedish justice reportedly cut off all communication with his family after transferring him to another detention center, which raised serious concerns among his family in Iran.

Nouri was arrested upon his arrival in Sweden at Stockholm airport in November 2019 and immediately imprisoned. He has been held in solitary confinement for more than two years.

Swedish prosecutors have requested the maximum sentence of life in prison for Nouri, accusing the former Iranian justice official of abusing prisoners.

The charges against Nouri stem from accusations made against him by members of the anti-Iranian terrorist organization Mujahedin Khalq (MKO), who claim that Nouri was involved in the execution and torture of MKO members in 1988. Nouri vehemently denies these allegations.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian denounced his detention as “illegal”.

Reports indicate that Swedish judicial authorities have prevented Nouri from contacting his family since he transferred him to another detention center.

When he was arrested, he was banned for about eight months from calling his family members and from meeting them in person for two years.

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