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Family of jailed Iranian in Sweden harassed by elements of MKO terror group

Robert Carter
Press TV, Stockholm

The family of an Iranian citizen on trial in Sweden has released shocking allegations of mistreatment as they continue to fight a lengthy legal battle for his release.

Hamid Nouri who was arrested at Stockholm Airport in 2019. Charges brought against him include human rights abuses against prisoners dating back to 1988.

After his arrest, Nouri's wife told Press TV that he'd been held in solidarity confinement, physically assaulted by prison staff and subjected to mental torture. Nouri and his family deny all allegations - his detention has been branded illegal by Tehran.

Not only has the trial itself been condemned by Iranian authorities as "unlawful" but also the treatment of the family of the accused.

Shocking footage of Nouri's family being harassed by anti-Iran dissidents has deepened Iranian outrage at the Swedish authorities handling of the case.

Nouri's family have been in and put of court all week. Every time they arrive supporters of a notorious anti-Iranian terror group, the Peoples Mujahideen of Iran, or MKO, harass and threaten them.
The Swedish authorities are slow to respond.

The accusation again Nouri are mostly taken from members of this same group. The MKO has been accused of fabricating atrocities multiple times. Again raising questions about the credibility of the prosecution who wish to see Nouri sentenced to life. 

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