Ebrahim Raisi, dubbed ‘The Butcher of Tehran’

Iran Threatens to Execute Swedish-Iranian Physician in Attempt to Influence Stockholm Trial Outcome

By Struan Stevenson, originally published on Townhall, May 7, 2022

The trial in Sweden of Hamid Noury, an agent of the Iranian regime, ended on May 5th. The prosecutor told the court that there was plenty of evidence to show that Hamid Noury committed the crimes he had been charged with and she asked for him to be sentenced to life imprisonment. The verdict is expected later. The court case in Stockholm has been a direct embarrassment to Iran’s executioner president, Ebrahim Raisi, dubbed ‘The Butcher of Tehran’ for his hands-on role in the killing of thousands of political prisoners, including teenagers and even pregnant women, during a notorious massacre of more than 30,000, mostly supporters of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran/Mojahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK), in 1988. Hamid Noury was one of Raisi’s key functionaries during the massacre and revealed Raisi’s role during his evidence. Noury, who was charged under universal jurisdiction, was arrested at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport in November 2019, after mistakenly believing he could dodge justice when he travelled to Europe.

The PMOI/MEK were outlawed and hunted down by the mullahs following the 1979 revolution in Iran, which saw the sociopathic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seize power as Supreme Leader. Khomeini issued a fatwa against the PMOI/MEK, instructing that all political prisoners who claimed allegiance to the organization must be executed. The mass hangings began in the summer of 1988. The Swedish authorities heard evidence that PMOI/MEK prisoners were executed between 30 July and 16 August 1988 in the Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, Iran, where Noury was assistant to the deputy prosecutor – Ebrahim Raisi. The indictment stated that Noury was “suspected of participating, together with other perpetrators, in these mass executions and, as such, intentionally taking the lives of a large number of prisoners, who sympathized with the Mojahedin and, additionally, of subjecting prisoners to severe suffering which is deemed torture and inhuman treatment.” READ MORE…

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