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Hamid Nouri says Swedish authorities strip search him every week, control his calls

Former Iranian judiciary official Hamid Nouri (Photo by Mizan news agency)

The son of Hamid Nouri, a former Iranian judiciary official who has been illegally imprisoned in Sweden, says Swedish authorities strip search his father every week and have imposed restrictions on him.

Majid made the remarks in a post on social media networks on Tuesday, after his father recounted his ordeal in a phone call with his family.

“Every once in a while they give me permission to contact my family with great difficulty and every time they threaten me not to tell anything to them,” the Iranian detainee said in his phone call.

Nouri further noted that Swedish authorities only allow him to talk to his son and have warned twice so far that the calls are controlled.

The 62-year-old Iranian citizen further denied claims that he is in good condition in prison, asking why legal institutions don't come to see his situation.  

“Let me be in solitary confinement and let them be happy that I have facilities at my disposal,” he said ironically. 

He also criticized the long imprisonment in solitary confinement for 3 years, 9 months and 20 days now, stressing that he has no facilities at his disposal.

“Every week they strip search me in prison; Every time I meet my family members or anyone, two or three guards carry out a body search,” he said.

Nouri was arrested upon arrival at Stockholm Airport in November 2019 and was immediately imprisoned.

Swedish authorities alleged that he had been involved in the execution and torture of members of the anti-Iran terrorist Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) cult back in 1988.

On July 14, 2022, a Swedish court sentenced Nouri to life imprisonment.

The court, which has been described by Iranian officials as illegal, convicted Nouri of so-called war crimes and crimes against humanity, based on allegations leveled against him by the MKO.

Nouri has been put in solitary confinement since his illegal arrest.

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