Sweden case against accused Iranian war criminal may spell trouble for Raisi

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Sweden case against accused Iranian war criminal may spell trouble for Raisi
But incoming president, who allegedly had role in 1988 mass killings, is still likely to enjoy diplomatic immunity if he travels
By Agencies and TOI staff
31 July 2021

A Swedish legal case against an Iranian man for “war crimes and murder” over the execution of more than 100 political prisoners in 1988 could cause problems for Iran’s incoming president Ebrahim Raisi. However, Raisi will likely benefit from diplomatic immunity if he travels abroad as president, and despite sanctions, the United States would be obliged to grant him a visa if he were to attend September’s General Assembly at the United Nations in New York, the New York Times reported.

Iran’s Mission to the UN said Raisi’s travel plans for the General Assembly remain unclear amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the report. Raisi is scheduled to speak at the event either in person or virtually. The diplomatic mission added that it had no comment about the trial in Sweden. The case against 60-year-old Hamid Noury, who was arrested in Sweden in 2019, concerns his alleged part in the mass killings of prisoners towards the end of the 1980-1988 war between Iran and Iraq.

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