Hamid Noury, a former Iranian regime official, has been incarcerated in Sweden since November 2019. He had traveled to Sweden for personal reasons but was arrested on charges of torture and crimes against humanity back in Iran.
Noury’s provisional incarceration term is renewed every month by a judge to allow the investigation into his past to take its course.
Hamid Noury is known in Iran for his role in the gruesome massacre of political prisoners in 1988 on the orders of Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran’s then-supreme leader. Based on a fatwa (religious decree) issued by Khomeini, at least 30,000 political prisoners who were already serving time on sentences announced years earlier were summarily executed. They faced show trials that last several minutes and were asked if they still supported a prominent opposition group. Many answered yes and were executed.
The interrogation sessions, referred to in Iran as “death commissions,” barely lasted more than a few minutes, and the prisoners overwhelmingly revealed their sympathy for the opposition movement.
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