Iran: Iranian-born Saeed Malekpour sentenced to death on “Internet offences” charges

Saeed with his wife, back in Canada

An Iranian-born Canadian resident has been sentenced to death after spending two years in an Iranian prison, his supporters have learned. Supporters of Saeed Malekpour say the 35-year-old man has been tortured and forced to confess to “Internet offences” since he was arrested while visiting his ailing Iranian father in 2008.

via Celestial Junk: Behold the Peace of Islam.

Here is the letter he wrote to Iranian Judiciary about the torture he has endured. An excerpt:

While I remained blindfolded and handcuffed, several individuals armed with their fists, cables, and batons struck and punched me. At times, they would flog my head and neck. Such mistreatment was aimed at forcing me to write what the interrogators were dictating and to compel me to play a role in front of the camera based on their scenarios. Sometimes, they used extremely painful electrical shock that would paralyze me temporarily. Once in October 2008, the interrogators stripped me while I was blindfolded and threatened to rape me with a bottle of water.

Reat it all. It’s a miracle he is still alive.

More information here (only till Nov 1st, 2010), here.

PS: He is a Permanent Resident of Canada. Correction made.

3 comments on “Iran: Iranian-born Saeed Malekpour sentenced to death on “Internet offences” charges

  1. Maryam says:

    Hello, thank you for spreading the word about the injustice against Saeed Malekpour! Just a small technical correction, Saeed Malekpour is a Permanent Resident of Canada.

  2. […] de volver a Irán Saeed Malekpour, un residente en Canadá de nacionalidad iraní de 35 años (tiene la residencia permanente en Canadá, pero no la nacionalidad), ha sido condenado a muerte después de pasar dos años en una prisión […]

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