Noury was detained by Swedish authorities

MEK Iran: Disturbing Testimony from the 1988 Massacre at Noury’s Courtroom

Noury was detained by Swedish authorities

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Majid Saheb Jam, a former political prisoner who spent seventeen years in Iran’s prisons, testified about the atrocities that occurred there.

 

On Thursday, the trial of Hamid Noury, an Iranian prison officer accused of torturing inmates in the Gohardasht prison (Karaj) and taking part in the massacre of thousands of political prisoners in 1988, resumed in the District Court of Durres, Albania.

Noury was detained by Swedish authorities

During a trip to Sweden in 2019, Noury was detained by Swedish authorities and he is currently on trial in a courtroom where many of his victims are testifying about how he and other regime officials tortured prisoners. The massacre, which saw the regime execute over 30,000 political prisoners, was primarily directed against members of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).

Majid Saheb Jam, a former political prisoner who spent seventeen years in Iran’s prisons, testified about the atrocities that occurred there. Saheb Jam was in Gohardasht jail during the 1988 massacre, and he saw Noury and other regime officials play a direct role.

 

albania durres court

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): The trial of Hamid Noury, an Iranian prisons officer charged with his role in the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political detainees, entered its 36th session on Thursday.

Prisoners were tortured as soon as they arrived

Saheb Jam testified that he was transferred from Evin prison to Gohardasht in early 1988. In 1986, prison officials began categorizing inmates based on their attitudes toward the MEK. Those who remained steadfast in their support for Iran’s opposition were sent to Gohardasht. They were tortured as soon as they arrived.

He also mentioned the ‘Death Commission,’ a group tasked with selecting which inmates would be spared the gallows and which would be executed. This commission included current regime president Ebrahim Raisi and former justice minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi. Political prisoners were summoned one by one by the Death Commission, who decided their fate in trials that lasted only a few minutes. Those who refused to denounce their support for the MEK were sent to the gallows.

 

MEK member Majid Saheb Jam

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): MEK member Majid Saheb Jam, who spent nearly 17 years in Iranian jails, testified at the second session of Noury’s trial in the District Court of Durres, Albania.

Majid Saheb Jam, they sentenced me to death

Saheb Jam went on to describe his time in prison. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison at the outset, but he ended up serving 17 years: “In 1992 my father passed away. I received a furlough for my father’s funeral,” Saheb Jam said. “When I returned to prison, they said you recruited a college student during the funeral ceremony to join the MEK. They then sentenced me to death. Then the ruling was changed to life in prison, and then nine years in prison. Finally, I was released in 1999.”

 

Saheb Jam

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): “When I returned to prison, they said you recruited a college student during the funeral ceremony to join the MEK. They sentenced me to death.

A huge gathering of MEK sympathizers in a protest march

Several witnesses to the 1988 massacre and families of the victims gathered in front of the Durres court and spoke to the press about the Iranian regime’s crimes against MEK members and dissidents while the trial was underway.

Meanwhile, a huge gathering of MEK sympathizers attended a protest march in front of the court in Stockholm, where Noury and his lawyers are attending the trial via video conference. The activists want a wider tribunal that would include other perpetrators and organizers of the 1988 massacre, such as the regime president Ebrahim Raisi.

The 1988 massacre has been described as a war crime and crime against humanity. Legal experts also recognize it as a “genocide” and should be addressed by international tribunals.

 

The 1988 massacre

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Several witnesses to the 1988 massacre and families of the victims gathered in front of the Durres court and spoke to the press about the Iranian regime’s crimes against MEK members and dissidents while the trial was underway.

 

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