TORTURED AND DENIED MEDICAL CARE
Saeed Malekpour is a Canadian permanent resident originally from Iran. Imprisoned in Iran since 4 October 2008, in 2010, he was sentenced to death as a result of an open source web program he created for uploading photos to the internet. The Iranian authorities said the program was used to upload photos to pornographic websites. Saeed maintains these uploads were made without his knowledge and has asked for an IT specialist to testify on his behalf - his request was denied.
SENTENCED TO LIFE
IN PRISON FOR DEVELOPING
Ill-treated, tortured and denied medical care until he confessed, Saeed reported his televised ‘confession’ was the only ‘evidence’ used against him in court to secure his conviction.
In 2012 his death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment at the notorious Evin Prison. He was also sentenced to a further 7 years in prison for speaking out about the torture he was subjected to in pre-trial detention.