Execution of web programmer in Iran may be imminent
18-Feb-2012 (one comment)

CNN) -- A computer programmer from Canada faces imminent execution in Iran for the actions of another person, which he had no control over, a human rights group says.

Saeed Malekpour wrote a program to upload photos to the Internet, an accomplishment that could cost him his life, Amnesty International reported Friday. Authorities in the Islamic Republic claimed his program was used by someone else to upload pornography and charged him with "insulting and desecrating Islam."

Malekpour, who is a Toronto resident, was arrested in October 2008 while visiting relatives in Iran. He was convicted in a short trial and was sentenced to death in October 2011, according to Amnesty International.

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by yolanda on

I read this article on CNN. CNN posted this article in a prominent location. I hope this man's life can be spared! I read a thought-provoking comment on CNN:

"The country of Iran is so very silly. Someone does something on the internet against Islam's belief system using a computer program, and they are going to kill the guy who made the program. SO, if a woman wears clothing TOO revealing for Islamic standards, why do they stone the woman to death, and not kill the clothing designer? Kinda strange."