On the Occasion of Saeed Malekpour Fortieth Birthday in the Prison

 Saturday, June 6, 2015 9:30:34 AM

Saeed Malekpour now has had spent his Fortieth Birthday his life behind bars and his sister said that "his the trial was not fair".


In An exclusive interview with Saeed Malekpour's sister Maryam Malekpour who based in Canada.

BCR: can you explain to us about his situation in the prison?

Maryam Malekpour: his situation has not changed and he is serving his lifetime imprisonment and the eight years and half sentence on the charge of releasing his conditions of his imprisonment in a letter outlining of his torture while he was interrogating by officials of the regime. He had previously asked for forgiveness two times that had been denied by authorities.

BCR: How is his health condition?

Maryam: He said that I feel good in the last conversation, but he is exhausted after having five years in the Islamic Republic chambers.

BCR: Does he have the right to release since 2008?

Maryam: No, he doesn�t have yet. And it is worth noting that he has not the right of public meeting with our relatives (face to face meeting). Saeed is deprived of his basic rights what must be regarded as prisoners. Furthermore, his lawyer just met him two times in his imprisonment term since 2008.

BCR: Had the lawyer attended to defend him in the court?

 Maryam: Yes, he had. But the judge had shouted him and said that your crime is clear and therefore you are guilty that was beginning and ending of his trail. �The trial was not fair� his sister said in the report.



The Saeed's Tragic Tale


Saeed MalekpourMr. Saeed Malekpour, born May 1975, a graduate in metallurgy field of Industrial Sharif University, was arrested by Cyber police of the regime of Iran on 2008.

He was detained while he went to visit his dying father in October 2008, and was about to enroll in a master's program at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

The Iranian elite student has been kept in Iran's Evin prison since the detention and was initially taken for almost a year in solitary confinement without legal trustee as his relatives said.

Saeed had been sentenced to death on the charge of propaganda against the regime, blasphemy, insulting to the Supreme leader and former president of Iran, Ifsad-E-filarz through allegedly designing and moderating pornographic websites at 28 branch of the Revolutionary which chaired by Judge Mohammad Mogheyse. His sentence also was confirmed by the appeal court on 2012 that the verdict was ultimately reduced to lifetime imprisonment on 2013 and eight years and a half to prison with charge of release his harassment letter of his torture.

"In December 2012, the death sentence had been suspended because Malekpour had repented for his behavior as his lawyer said."

Saeed had been forcibly confessed after all persecution and torture he has undergone during his interrogating by officials in the Islamic Republic chambers, afterward, he later rebound the confession in the letter sent from inside Evin jail.

"A large portion of my confession was extracted under pressure, physical and psychological torture, threats to myself and my family, and false promises of immediate release upon giving a false confession to whatever the interrogators dictated ... Such mistreatment was aimed at forcing me to write what the interrogators were dictating, and to compel me to play a role in front of the camera based on their scenarios."

"Canada has long called for clemency for Saeed Malekpour, a computer programmer who was facing execution on charges of developing and promoting porn websites" as the spokeswoman of the Department of Foreign Affairs said on 2012.

Prior to his detention on 2008, Saeed had been living and working in Canada as a permanent resident and the Canadian government and Amnesty International have already called for his immediate release.

Interview by: Laleh Moazenzadeh

Translated: Kaveh Taheri