Canadian resident given death sentence in Iran

 CBC News

An Iranian-born Canadian resident has been sentenced to death in Tehran in a case his supporters say is rife with torture and human rights abuses.

A website run by those campaigning for Saeed Malekpour’s release from an Iranian prison said the 35-year-old man was sentenced to death Saturday.

 


Saeed Malekpour, seen in this image posted on Facebook, has been sentenced to death in Iran.

Saeed Malekpour, seen in this image posted on Facebook, has been sentenced to death in Iran. (Facebook)A website run by those campaigning for Saeed Malekpour’s release from an Iranian prison said the 35-year-old man was sentenced to death Saturday.

 

 

 

Malekpour’s supporters say an Iranian judge told his lawyer the death sentence was not his decision but one made by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Malekpour is a website developer who became a permanent Canadian resident in 2004.

 

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/12/06/canadian-iran-death-sentence.html#ixzz17LhZQDmo

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