Iran, Sweden Agree on Prisoner Swap with Oman’s Mediation

Iran, Sweden Agree on Prisoner Swap with Oman’s Mediation

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Sultanate of Oman has reportedly mediated in an exchange of prisoners between Iran and Sweden.

Oman's efforts have resulted in an agreement between the Iranian and Swedish sides on the mutual release of nationals detained in the two countries, Oman Observer reported on June 15.

“They will be transferred from Tehran and Stockholm, respectively, to Muscat on Saturday in preparation for their return to their countries,” the report said.

Former Iranian official Hamid Nouri was arrested immediately upon his arrival at the Stockholm Airport in 2019. Swedish authorities alleged that he was involved in the execution and torture of the MKO members in 1988. He vehemently rejects the allegations.

In July 2022, a Swedish court sentenced Nouri to life imprisonment. The court, which was described by Iranian officials as illegal, convicted Nouri of so-called war crimes and crimes against humanity, based on allegations leveled by the MKO terrorist cult.

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