Iran calls on Sweden to respect basic rights of citizen
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Swedish ambassador to Tehran urging Stockholm to respect the basic rights of Iranian citizen Hamid Nouri who has been jailed and convicted in the European country.
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Meeting with the Swedish Ambassador to Tehran, Mattias Lentz, on Sunday, the Iranian top diplomat demanded that Stockholm allow Nouri to exercise his rights to seeking medical assistance and facilitate his calls with his next of kin.
Nouri was arrested upon arrival in Sweden at Stockholm Airport in November 2019 and was immediately imprisoned.
His accusers, who are members of the anti-Iran terrorist cult of Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), have alleged that Nouri was involved in the execution and torture of MKO members in 1988. Nouri has vehemently rejected the allegation.
Last month, a Swedish court handed him a life sentence.
Nouri is currently in solitary confinement, and has been denied the right to legal representation and selecting witnesses as well as being forbidden from either meeting with or contacting his family members and seeking medical care.
Amir-Abdollahian called Nouri’s trial and conviction illegal and unacceptable, urging that the Iranian national be fully stripped of his convictions and immediately released.
For his part, the Swedish diplomat vowed to inform his respective government about the issue. He said his country’s policy towards the Islamic Republic was that of continuation of consultations between the two sides for the purpose of enhancement of bilateral relations.