For the first time ever, significant light is being shed on one of the most horrendous human rights atrocities of the second half of the 20th century. In 1988, more than 30,000 political prisoners were senselessly massacred by Iranian officials. More than 30 years later, one of the people who participated in the massacre, Hamid Noury, is on trial in Sweden. The Noury trial should spark more media and public scrutiny about the 1988 massacre, and ultimately trigger a long overdue international investigation.
Hamid Noury has been incarcerated in Sweden since November 2019 when he visited the country for personal reasons. On July 27, 2021, after 21 months of investigation, prosecutors at the District Court of Stockholm issued an indictment against Hamid Noury. His trial started on August 10 and is expected to end in April 2022.
During this time, the Iranian regime has done its utmost, diplomatically or otherwise, to divert attention and to muddy the waters by conducting a disinformation campaign. The primary target of disinformation is the main opposition Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), whose members were the primary