Saeed Malekpour

Saeed Malekpour

Location: Iran
32° 25' 40.4688" N, 53° 41' 16.9656" E
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 01 Oct 2008

Saeed Malekpour, a 36-year old web and circumvention tool developer based in Canada, was arrested over several charges, including “acting against national security through propaganda against the Islamic Republic,” “insulting and desecrating the principles of Islam,” and “production and publication of obscene materials through computer systems.”  United for Iran reports that he had created a photo-uploading program, and that it had been used to upload pornographic images without his knowledge. He was sentenced to death last week as a “corrupter of the earth.” While the government officially acknowledges executing 17 people since the start of the new year, Amnesty International reports receiving information that the true number may be closer to 39 executions.

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