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Sweden frees former Iranian official jailed for war crimes in prisoner swap

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2024
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A former Iranian official jailed in Sweden for his alleged role in mass executions in the 1980s has been released in a prison swap. Hamid Noury arrived at the Tehran airport on Saturday where he was greeted by his family, footage released by the official IRNA news agency showed. The prisoner exchange was mediated by Oman. Sweden freed Mr Noury while Iran released Johan Floderus and Saeed Azizi. Mr Floderus, 33, was arrested on spying charges in 2022 while he was in Iran on holiday and was facing the death...

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