AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL | NEW URGENT ACTION: Stop the Execution of Iranian for “Cyber Crimes”

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL | STOP THE EXECUTION OF IRANIAN FOR “CYBER CRIMES”

29 February 2012

Amnesty International released the following renewed urgent action for Saeed Malekpour:

“Saeed Malekpour, a Canadian resident, was sentenced to death for “insulting and desecrating Islam” after a program he developed for uploading photos online had been used to post pornographic images without his knowledge.

Iran’s 2009 law on “cyber crimes” allows the use of the death penalty. Malekpour, accused of being part of “a network of decadence on the Internet,” could be executed at any time.

Saeed Malekpour was arrested in 2008 when he went to Iran to visit his family. He was held in solitary confinement for a year, brutally tortured, and forced to make a “confession” which was aired on Iranian television. He was sentenced to death in October 2010 after a trial in a Revolutionary Court that lasted about 15 minutes; his death sentence was upheld in January 2012.”

 

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