The trial of Hamid Nouri, a former prison guard and one of the perpetrators of the mass executions of political prisoners in 1988 in Iran, continued in a Swedish court on Thursday, April 28. At the second hearing of the final defense stage to file an indictment, the prosecutor presented her final findings to the court.
In this session, on the second day of submitting her final indictment, the prosecutor submitted a request for life imprisonment for Hamid Nouri for his involvement in the massacre of political prisoners in Gohardasht prison in 1988.
Citing clear evidence and the testimony of many eyewitnesses, the prosecutor rejected the statements of the defendant who denied the crimes committed in Gohardasht prison and his active role in the mass killings.
After months-long protesting and enduring all sorts of weather and the Iranian regime’s threatening, Iranians and the victims’ families who had rallied outside the court celebrated the milestone, and hopes rose high for a final verdict in May.