Monday, December 3, 2012
Iran suspends death sentence against web programmer
Iran has suspended the death sentence against a computer programmer convicted for allegedly designing a pornographic website after he "repented," Mehr news agency reported Sunday quoting his attorney.
Saeed Malekpour, a permanent resident of Canada, was arrested in December 2008 in Iran when he returned to his native land to visit his dying father and accused of operating up an offensive website.
According to human rights group and his family, the 37-year-old was found guilty in December 2010 on three counts, including "designing and moderating adult content websites" "and "insulting the sanctity of Islam."
Malekpour developed a program for posting pictures on the Internet and that it was used without his knowledge for the creation of porn sites, human rights group and his family said.
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