Iranian foreign ministry summons Swedish envoy over court verdict against former official

People react to the verdict of the Hamid Noury trial, in Stockholm

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Iranian foreign ministry summoned the Swedish chargé d'affaires in Tehran on Thursday and handed him a note of protest over a Swedish court sentence against the former Iranian official Hamid Noury, Iran's Arabic-language television network Al Alam reported.

A Swedish court sentenced Noury to life in prison for his part in the mass execution and torture of political prisoners in the 1980s.

(Reporting by Alaa Swilam)

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