Tehran called the Swedish government to account "serious violation" Human rights in the Nuri case

Tehran called on the UN to hold the Swedish government accountable for what it considers “a serious violation of human rights in the arrest and trial of Iranian citizen Hamid Nouri” and immediately release him and compensate for the damages.

In a letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, Secretary of the Iranian Human Rights Commission Kazem Gharibabadi said: “As Secretary of the Human Rights Commission of the Islamic Republic of Iran, I express my deep concern over the serious human rights violations against Iranian citizen Hamid Nouri before by the Swedish government,” emphasizing that “Nuri was arrested by the Swedish police on 10 November 2019 and is currently in solitary confinement.”

Abadi added: “Sweden is a member of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the European Convention on Human Rights and others, and on this basis, it must protect and respect human rights in this country, but the arbitrary arrest and illegal trial of Mr. Nuri does not supports this situation,” he continued: The Swedish Public Prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for Nuri without a thorough investigation, and the basis for this request was simple statements and false memories of a number of participants in the terrorist hypocrisy. groups, and on that basis the Swedish authorities violated the principle of innocence and the right to freedom of movement of this Iranian national.

And the secretary of the Human Rights Committee added: “From the moment Nuri was arrested to the completion of the “investigation” and the filing of charges on July 27, 2021, 21 months passed, and the entire period was an Iranian citizen in solitary confinement, which indicates an arbitrary arrest without convincing and documented reasons .Unfortunately, the Swedish government did not fulfill its obligations under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 to inform the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Stockholm about this arrest, and did not inform his family for almost two years after his arrest, despite the fact that The family of this Iranian citizen traveled to Sweden twice, but the Swedish authorities did not allow her to meet Nuri.”

He stressed that “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person in accordance with Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 9(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights”, noting that “the Swedish authorities, without any legal basis or justification and without a subpoena, unlawfully arrested and detained Mr. Nuri and grossly violated his right to liberty and security.”

Kazem Garibabadi continued: “Furthermore, Sweden is a party to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as Articles 2, 7 and 3. of these legal documents require International and Regional Sweden not to subject anyone to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” And the brutal attack on him by the police led to the torture, psychological and physical humiliation of Mr. Nouri, and the violation of the rights contained in these documents.”

He continued: “Mr. Nuri’s trial cannot in any way be called fair, because a fair trial must be conducted in accordance with the law, and the arrest of the accused must not be arbitrary, the court must be independent and impartial, the hearing must take place within a reasonable time, and The court proceeds from the principle of innocence of the accused.

The Secretary of the Human Rights Committee of Iran asked: Is the arrest and detention of Mr. Hamid Nouri for 32 months based on complaints and false and contradictory statements by a number of terrorists belonging to a terrorist organization who committed the murder? 17,000 civilians who are considered independent, impartial and based on the principle of innocence?

He continued: “It is clear that the Swedish judiciary is violating article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

Source: “ERNA”

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