Sweden Convicts Iranian under Universal Jurisdiction

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Friday, July 29, 2022
Author: 
Alex Mostaghimi
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
8
Abstract: 

On July 15, 2022, a Swedish court convicted Hamid Nouri of international war crimes and human rights abuses related to the death of prisoners of Gohardasht prison in 1988 at the orders of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and current President Ebrahim Raisi, he has been sentenced to life in prison.  Nouri was lured into Sweden and prosecuted under the principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows any national court to prosecute atrocities regardless of where they are committed.