Hamid Nouri Sentenced to Life Imprisonment by Swedish Court

A Swedish Court of Appeals on December 19, 2023, upheld the life sentence of former Assistant prosecutor at Gohardasht Prison, Hamid Nouri, for his involvement in the 1988 mass executions of political prisoners.

Hamid Nouri was sentenced to life in prison a year earlier on July 15, 2022 by a Swedish court. about a year later on December 19, 2023 this sentence was upheld by an appeal court.

As the assistant to the deputy prosecutor, Nouri had an important role in the execution of thousands of political prisoners between July and September of 1988.

On November 9, 2019, Nouri was arrested upon arrival at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport.

At least 60 witnesses and 12 experts testified in his trial.

In an interview, a former Iranian Judge, who was the head of the so-called Death Committee at that time, justified these atrocities as “a necessary action against conspirators’ plots.”

In 1988, by the direct order of Iran’s former Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini, a committee (later known as the Death Committee), including current President Ebrahim Raisi, was established to execute thousands of political prisoners.