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NCRI Judiciary Committee Welcomes Swedish Appeals Court Ruling in Hamid Noury’s Case

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NCRI logoNCRI reiterates the urgency of prosecuting Ali Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi, and other perpetrators of the 1988 massacre and four decades of genocide and crimes against humanity in international courts

  • The overwhelming evidence and testimony presented at the trial, at the courts of first instance and appeal, necessitates that the Swedish government and judiciary pursue legal action against Ebrahim Raisi in continuation of the ongoing trial. This is the best way to confront the regime’s hostage-taking and blackmail.
  • In the past four years, the Resistance’s legal, political, and informative campaigns, the rulings of the first instance, and appeals courts have shattered the conspiracy of the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and its mercenaries against the PMOI.

The NCRI Judiciary Committee welcomes the ruling of the Swedish Appeals Court in the case of Hamid Noury and lauds the efforts of judges and lawyers and their standing against hostage-taking, blackmail, and political pressures of the mullahs’ regime. While pointing to the verdict’s shortcomings and deficiencies, a subject of a separate discussion, it emphasizes the urgency of prosecuting Ali Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi, and other officials, and perpetrators of the 1988 massacre, genocide, and four decades of crimes against humanity in international courts.

Impunity for those involved in the biggest massacre of political prisoners since World War II encourages the continuation of crime by this regime not only in Iran but in the region and the world.

The overwhelming evidence and testimony presented at the trial at both courts requires that the Swedish government and judiciary pursue legal action against Ebrahim Raisi in continuation of the ongoing trial. More than 1,000 former political prisoners tortured under the Khomeini regime are prepared to testify. Such a prosecution, would, at the same time, be the only response to the regime’s hostage-taking and blackmail and prevent the recurrence of the Belgian government’s actions in freeing a regime terrorist diplomat. Obviously, real justice will only be served when the main perpetrators of this crime, especially Khamenei and Raisi, are prosecuted and punished before the courts in a free Iran.

Khomeini’s fatwa for the massacre of all steadfast members and sympathizers of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), who remained steadfast in their positions, remains to be the yardstick for the regime’s actions against the PMOI and the Iranian Resistance. The execution of MEK members and supporters at home, terrorist operations against them abroad, and the efforts to physically annihilate and demonize them, consistent with Khomeini’s fatwa, have consistently been at the top of the regime’s agenda.

In the past four years, the legal, political, and informative campaigns of the Resistance and the rulings by the two courts shattered the conspiracy of the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and its mercenaries against the PMOI. Holding part of the trial in Albania to hear the testimony of MEK plaintiffs and witnesses residing in Ashraf-3 and the evidence and testimony presented to the court, dating back to years before Noury’s arrest, played a decisive role in establishing his guilt.

The impeccable testimony and solid evidence of the witnesses and plaintiffs, members and supporters of the MEK, especially in Ashraf 3, are a valuable judicial collection that has been cited repeatedly in the prosecutors’ indictments and the court’s rulings, preventing Noury and his accomplices from escaping justice. To this end, the arguments, particularly the closing argument, presented by the PMOI’s lawyer Kenneth Lewis, played a crucial role.

At the request of the presiding judge of the Court of First Instance, a replica of the Gohardasht prison was taken from Albania to Sweden and displayed in the courtroom. This replica provides the most accurate details of the prison, including the location of the Death Corridor, the Death Committee room, and the Execution Hall. Dozens of witnesses in Ashraf 3 examined and confirmed the dimensions and details of the replica.

From August 2021 to November 2023, freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the Resistance held 121 demonstrations, rallies, protest actions, and press conferences outside both courts in Stockholm. Many rallies and demonstrations occurred under adverse weather conditions, even with temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius.

The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and its mercenaries never anticipated that the Iranian Resistance could undermine their conspiracy and planning and turn them against the mullahs. The campaign for justice will, no doubt, continue until achieving the final outcome.

 

National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Committee on the Judiciary

December 19, 2023