Amnesty International Canada

Free Saeed Malekpour

Sentenced to life imprisonment for creating a program that uploads photos to the internet.

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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.

While 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

Saeed’s 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 behalf.

Join Maryam and former prisoners Mohamed Fahmy, Homa Hoodfar, Hamid Ghassemi-Shall and Mostafa Azizi and demand the Iranian authorities release Saeed Malekpour from prison now.

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Canadians rally to protect Saaed

Read coverage of Saaed's case in the Victoria Times Colonist and Toronto Star.

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Write a letter: Justice for Canadian resident Saaed Malekpour

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Call On Iran To Free Saeed Malekpour Immediately.


Head of the Judiciary
Sadeghi Larijani
c/o Permanent Mission of Iran to the UN
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