The death sentence for Saeed Malekpour has been forwarded to the enforcement
branch of the Iranian judiciary.
The Human Rights House of Iran (RAHANA) reports that Malekpour, a software
designer charged with creating indecent and pornographic websites, is now in
imminent danger of being hanged. His lawyers have reported that his sentence
has been delivered for execution.
In June, 2011, Malekpour’s death sentence was annulled after his lawyer
disputed the charges against him and criticized the unjust sentencing. The
Supreme Court acknowledged the discrepancies in the case and called for further
According to RAHANA, "In an illegal proceeding, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary
Court, with no warning and without adhering to the Supreme Court’s
recommendations, reinstated the death sentence."
Malekpour, 35, is a resident of Canada and was arrested in Iran three years ago
when he had travelled there on a visit.
After his arrest, state television aired his alleged confessions to the crimes;
however, Malekpour has since recanted, saying the confessions were extracted
during torture and physical abuse.
(source: Radio Zamaneh)