According to the Swedish daily Aftonbladet, an Iranian regime’s spy has been arrested in Sweden. He seems to have been an Intelligence Ministry’s (MOIS) sleeper cell in Sweden.
The 46-year-old had been arrested by the Swedish security police some seven months ago, and imprisoned ever since, wrote the daily on October 12, 2019. Fresh information links him to a series of terrorist attacks planned and carried out by the Iranian regime in several European countries. He has been busy tracking people listed as being in mortal danger. The Swedish tax bureau affirmed that the man came to Sweden 10 years ago and acquired Swedish citizenship sometime later. He worked during recent years as a journalist for an Arab language website in Sweden.
Hans-Jörgen Hanström, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation of the case, did not elaborate on the eventual link between the man and assassination attempts in the Netherlands carried out by the operatives hired by mullahs’ regime. The case file amounts to 1,700 pages with an attachment containing telephone conversations recorded in 2018 as well as WhatsApp messages of a considerable volume. The suspected 46-year-old man Hanna Lindblom, the lawyer of the suspect, kept absolute silence on the case. She denied all charges.
The Iranian Resistance has repeatedly stressed that the mullahs’ official representations outside Iran including its embassies are centers of espionage and planning for terrorist operations on European territory. In one case, a Vienna-based senior regime diplomat was arrested in Germany after he had passed powerful explosives to two agents, a husband and wife team in Belgium to be used in an assassination plot against the annual gathering of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in June 2018 near Paris.
The man, Assadollah Assadi, was a European station chief for the MOIS. He was extradited to Belgium by Germany to face charges and tried for masterminding the terror plot.