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Sweden: Prosecutor arrested over prison murders

Swedish authorities have arrested Iranian public prosecutor Hamid Nouri, accusing him of involvement in the notorious mass executions of political prisoners in Iran in 1988 when thousands of detainees were killed. Nouri was reportedly arrested on 9 November after arriving to visit relatives. He is alleged to have been involved in the killings of left-wing prisoners and members of the banned Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) at Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, near Tehran. A decision on whether Nouri will be formally charged and face trial is due by 11 December.

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