IRAN: DEATH SENTENCE AGAINST IRANIAN-CANADIAN BLOGGER CONVERTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT
August 26, 2013: The lawyer of a man convicted of building and promoting pornographic websites said a death sentence against his client was converted to life imprisonment.
Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaei was quoted by the semiofficial Mehr news agency as saying that blogger Saeed Malekpour will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Malekpour was arrested in 2008 and confessed on Iranian TV that he developed and promoted pornographic websites. He was found guilty in 2012 of spreading corruption and sentenced to death.
Tabatabaei said the Iranian-Canadian computer programmer has repented. (Sources: AP, 26/08/2013)