MEK Iran: Hamid Noury Trial
Iran’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, a notorious executioner, was officially installed on August 5 after a manipulated election. There are widespread calls for him to be charged with crimes against humanity and held accountable for his role in the 1988 killing of more than 30,000 political prisoners in Iran.
Hamid Noury, one of Raisi’s functionaries
Now, Hamid Noury, one of Raisi’s functionaries, has been detained in Sweden and faces charges of war crimes and complicity in the 1988 killing of Iranian political detainees.
His prosecution stems from the armed conflict between Iran and Iraq that lasted from 1981 until 1988. Following the 1979 revolution, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), who had been outlawed and publicly executed by the mullahs, fought back against the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
Religious decree against the MEK
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran’s Supreme Leader at the time, issued a religious decree against the (PMOI / MEK Iran), ordering the execution of any political prisoners who professed allegiance to the organization.
According to the indictment, Noury was “suspected of participating, along with other perpetrators, in these mass executions and, as a result, intentionally taking the lives of a large number of prisoners who sympathized with the Mojahedin and, additionally, of subjecting prisoners to severe suffering that is deemed torture and inhuman treatment.”
Legal proceedings against Noury
After gathering significant evidence from witnesses and survivors of the atrocity, Swedish prosecutors initiated legal proceedings against Noury on Tuesday.
Prosecutors in Stockholm’s district court read out a long number of charges, including murder and war crimes, to the 60-year-old, who denies the allegations.
Detainees who were hauled before a summary court
Noury is accused of assisting in the selection of (PMOI / MEK Iran), detainees who were hauled before a summary court and simply asked if they still supported the (PMOI / MEK Iran).
If they answered yes during the two-minute hearing, Noury is said to have escorted them to the so-called “death corridor,” where he would order them to wait in line, sometimes for hours, before escorting them to the execution chamber, where they would be forced to watch other prisoners being hanged before being hanged themselves.
He is said to have frequently attended and participated in prisoner hangings.
Iranian regime’s true ruthlessness
Noury was apprehended in November 2019 at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport. His trial will expose the Iranian regime’s true ruthlessness. Many of the plaintiffs in the trial have testified through video link from Ashraf 3, the Albanian headquarters of over 2,500 (PMOI / MEK Iran), members, as well as other nations around the world.
The trial in Sweden is expected to be a major humiliation for Iran’s president, whose hands-on role in the execution of thousands of political detainees, including teenagers and even pregnant women, will be exposed in the international press.
The EU sent Enrique Mora sat among terror officials
The EU sent Enrique Mora, deputy secretary-general of the European External Action Service (EEAS), to Tehran on August 5 to celebrate Raisi’s inauguration as president.
Enrique Mora, as the EU’s second most senior ambassador, must have felt enormous embarrassment when he sat among terror officials from Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as other criminals, during the inauguration of “the butcher of Tehran.”
It is disgraceful for a senior EU official to attend the inauguration of someone who was elected following a corrupt election. It’s just intolerable to accommodate a regime that continues to fund proxy wars across the Middle East, sponsors terrorism abroad, and has become a pariah state.