Tehran (IP)- The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticized the court verdict in Sweden against an Iranian citizen saying that the Islamic Republic of Iran considers the verdict issued by the initial and appellate courts against Hamid Nouri to be fundamentally unacceptable and strongly condemns it.

Iran PressIran news: Hamid Nouri is an Iranian citizen who has been illegally imprisoned by the Swedish government for 50 months over unfounded allegations. 

On Tuesday a Swedish appeals court confirmed the conviction of the former Iranian judicial official handed a life sentence to him.

Nasser Kanaani expressed: "It is regrettable that the Swedish court, without considering the standards of a fair trial, has chosen to pronounce such a destructive judgment."

He remarked: "Unfortunately, the Swedish judicial system, by aligning with terrorist groups involved in heinous acts against the people of Iran, Iraq, and even Europe for decades, jeopardizes the interests of both nations and the long-standing, historical relations between the two countries."

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman added: "The Islamic Republic of Iran, in fulfilling its inherent duties to defend the rights of its citizens, has utilized all legal capacities and resources to liberate the citizen in question from injustice and will persist in its efforts until the complete realization of the rights of its citizens."

He went on to say that the Islamic Republic of Iran reserves its right to take appropriate measures.


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