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Lawyers: Nouri’s solitary confinement ‘world record’, jail treatment ‘heinous’

Hamid Nouri, a former Iranian judiciary official, at an appeals court hearing in Sweden. (File photo by Mizan)
Press TV – May 20, 2023

Lawyers of Iranian national Hamid Nouri, who has been illegally detained in Sweden for more than three years, have criticized his trial process and the way he is being treated in jail, saying the 62-year-old’s solitary confinement is too long and regarded as a “world record.”

Mizan news agency, affiliated with the Iranian Judiciary, cited Nouri’s lawyer Hanna Larsson as saying at the tenth session of an appeals court hearing that her client has now spent 3.5 years in solitary confinement in Swedish detention centers, describing the long period as a “record” in the world and the way he is treated by jailers as “very heinous.”

Larsson said Nouri’s family members have been prevented from visiting him, blaming the Swedish prison authorities for refusing to arrange meetings despite having “enough time to do so.”

“He is entitled to have in-person and virtual meetings, but no meeting is held,” she said, adding that the prison authorities have also deprived Nouri of having access to his laptop and iPad over the past weeks.

Larsson also rebuked the Swedish authorities for preventing Nouri’s access to crucial documents required for defending him at the court, dismissing as “not true” the prosecutor’s claim that the documents had been handed over to her client.

“These documents were of great value to our client and now we cannot defend him as we should and be ready for defense,” Nouri’s lawyer underlined.

Larsson also brought up the issue of Nouri’s failing eyesight, saying her client had for several times called for arranging an appointment with an ophthalmologist but the prison authorities turned down the plea.

Thomas Bodström, another Nouri’s lawyer, confirmed Larsson’s remarks and voiced his criticism of his client’s trial process.

Nouri, a former Iranian judiciary official, was arrested upon arrival in Sweden at Stockholm Airport in November 2019 and was immediately imprisoned. He was put on trial on unfounded allegations made by the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group.

The terrorist group alleges Nouri was involved in the execution and torture of MKO members in 1988, but he has vehemently rejected the allegation.

Back in July last year, a Swedish court sentenced Nouri to life imprisonment. The court, which was described by Iran as illegal in the first place, convicted Nouri of war crimes and crimes against humanity based on the MKO allegations.

The 62-year-old has been put in solitary confinement since his illegal arrest. His next appeals court hearing is scheduled to be held on May 29.

May 20, 2023 - Posted by | Subjugation - Torture | ,


  1. Noted…Sweden seems an unlikely locus of such ill-treatment, but what do I know? The world is effed up beyond any attempt by me for analysis or understanding….


    Comment by roberthstiver | May 20, 2023 | Reply

  2. Sweden lets in migrants who rape and pillage with little to no repercussions for the offenders yet “they” imprison a man based on innuendo from a known enemy. The pit awaits those who pervert and twist the law in order to sate their agenda.


    Comment by Max | May 20, 2023 | Reply

    • I’ve “Liked” you, but please elucidate: What *is* “their” agenda?


      Comment by roberthstiver | May 20, 2023 | Reply

      • Don’t know what “their” exact agenda is but the goal for all “their” agendas against the people who still have a conscious or morals appear to be:
        1. make them suffer as much as possible
        2. get them to the point where they curse GOD
        3. then let them die in their sins
        For all others there are distractions to keep them blind for a need of repentance.
        Both paths lead to the same dark place.

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by Max | May 20, 2023 | Reply

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