Sweden has a history of adopting hostile policies toward Iran and the Hamid Nouri trial is a sign the country has decided to escalate those hostile approaches. 

Over decades, Sweden has hosted an array of groups and individuals that have carried out terrorist acts in Iran or have sought the disintegration of the country. 

Sweden has escalated its anti-immigration and anti-Muslim policies by separating Muslim children from their families or remaining silent about savage acts of burning the holy Quran in the country. 

The Swedish court’s trial of a former Iranian official in relation to deaths of MEK members in Iran in the 1980s is not an international issue on which the court could have a jurisdiction. In fact, MEK launched a terrorist operation against Iran in 1988, well after the war between Iran and Iraq had ended. 

The court has violated some of the basic principles of the international law by not hearing expert witnesses introduced by Hamid Nouri and failing to launch investigations on locations where the alleged crimes took place. 

All witnesses whose voices were heard in the court were MEK members who are recognized in Iran as terrorists. 

The court even held hearings in a camp run by the MEK in Albania for two weeks so that more MEK witnesses can testify against Nouri. 

The court’s decision to investigate the case based on human rights allegations has no merit as Nouri has committed no crime in the country. 

The procedure clearly indicates that Swedish judiciary authorities have been influenced and pressured by the United States. In fact, the court has misused its capacity to investigate an international crime. 

Many MEK members escaped Iran after they were released from prisons and after they repented. But many were killed during the group’s military attack to Iran in July 1988. That comes as the group has identified many of those killed in the operation as victims of executions in Iranian prisons in the 1980s. 

The court claim that executions of MEK members in Iranian prisons in 1988 was illegal has no base because the executions involved terrorists and took place after the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. 

Another factor that questions the Swedish court’s jurisdiction over the case is the fact that it has not accepted any single testimony by witnesses who have defended the Islamic Republic of Iran. That comes as almost all statement by supporters of the MEK and its members have been accepted during the trial.


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