‘Execution imminent’ for Canadian tortured into ‘confessing’ he ran a pornography website in Iran

A Canadian Iranian software engineer is facing imminent execution in Tehran for allegedly operating a pornography website after the Iranian Supreme Court rejected a final appeal from his lawyers.
Saeed Malekpour, 35, says he was tortured into making a confession about the website on live TV and Iranian officials used the broadcast to give him the death sentence.
The software engineer’s family says the web software was only designed for uploading and sharing photos and that adult sites used it without is knowledge.
Human rights campaigners believe the hardline Islamist regime wants to use Malekpour as an example as it cracks down on Internet freedom ahead of elections.

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2089959/Canadian-residen… http://flic.kr/p/bguHAe

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