Members of the notorious Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO), an anti-Iran terrorist group responsible for killing thousands of civilians in the country, have reportedly harassed the family of a former Iranian official illegally detained in Sweden since 2019 is .
An eyewitness told Press TV correspondent Robert Carter that Hamid Nouri’s family members were harassed and verbally abused outside the Stockholm District Court, where Nouri’s trial is taking place.
“First of all, I’m really glad I was able to find you to actually open my heart to what’s happening here,” the witness, an Iranian national, told Press TV.
He explained that he was passing by to go to work when he first saw the MKO members yelling and insulting at Nouri’s family in Persian.
There was “a bunch of people screaming and saying really, really, really shameful and bad words about an old woman,” he said, adding that it’s something “I’ve never seen in my entire life.” It never existed in my world. So I was just shocked by what I heard.”
Regarding the MKO members, he said they belonged to a notorious group that committed numerous atrocities against the Iranian people.
The eyewitness added: “The people standing there are the most hated group in Iran. You are a terrorist organization. you were [terrorizing]killing, torturing, bombing and committing many crimes against Iranian civilians.”
In a remark Monday, Kazem Gharibabadi, secretary of Iran’s High Council on Human Rights, called Nouri’s trial “unlawful and unfair,” adding that he had been detained on false charges and that Iran viewed his detention as “enforced disappearance.” , since his family did this, was not informed of the arrest.
Nouri was arrested at Stockholm Airport upon arrival in Sweden in 2019 and immediately detained. He has been held in solitary confinement for over two years and his family has not been allowed to visit him in prison.
Iran’s foreign ministry on Sunday invited Sweden’s ambassador to Tehran to protest Nouri’s continued detention, which it called “completely illegal” and was fueled by “false allegations by the terrorist organization MKO and the hostile smear campaign against the Islamic Republic.”
Swedish prosecutors have sought the maximum sentence of life in prison for Nouri, accusing the former Iranian judicial officer of prisoner abuse in 1988.
The charges against Nouri stem from allegations against him by MKO members who allege that Nouri was involved in the execution and torture of MKO members in 1988. Nouri vehemently denies the allegations.
The MKO has carried out numerous assassinations and bombings of Iranian leaders and civilians since the victory of the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1979. Its members fled Iran for Iraq in 1986, where they were supported by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Of the nearly 17,000 Iranians killed in terrorist attacks since the Islamic Revolution, about 12,000 have been killed in MKO terrorist attacks.
The anti-Iran cult was on the US government’s list of terrorist organizations until 2012. Large European countries, including France, have also removed them from their black lists.
A few years ago, MKO elements were transferred from Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s Diyala province to Camp Hurriyet (Camp Liberty), a former US military base in Baghdad, and later sent to Albania.
MKO terrorists enjoy freedom of action in the US and Europe, even holding regular meetings where European and US officials make speeches.