URGENT: HELP AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL RALLY TO FREE CANADIAN RESIDENT FACING TRUMPED UP CHARGES
"All I want is for my brother to be free, and returned to his home in Canada, and I want an investigation that will reveal the truth." - Maryam Malekpour, sister of Saeed
A Canadian permanent resident originally from Iran, Saeed Malekpour made a trip in 2008 to visit his ailing father in Iran. He was
arrested and accused on the grounds that an open source web program he created for uploading photos
to the internet had been misused. In 2010, he was sentenced to death. The death
sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 2012.
detained Saeed reported he was blindfolded and handcuffed while several
individuals beat him with cables, batons, and their fists in order to force a
confession. His televised ‘confession’ was the only ‘evidence’ used
against him in court to secure his conviction. Saeed was then sentenced to
another 7 years in prison for speaking out about the torture he experienced.
CANADIAN RESIDENT TORTURED, SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON AND DENIED MEDICAL CARE IN IRAN
sister Maryam has campaigned relentlessly for his release, and against the fabricated and unsubstantiated charges brought against her brother. As a result
she was forced to flee Iran for Canada where she continues to advocate on his
and former prisoners Mohamed Fahmy, Homa Hoodfar, Hamid Ghassemi-Shall
and Mostafa Azizi and demand the Iranian authorities release Saeed Malekpour
from prison now.
Canadians rally to protect Saaed
Read coverage of Saaed's case in the Victoria Times Colonist and Toronto Star
Write a letter: Justice for Canadian resident Saaed Malekpour