Iranian court upholds programmer’s death sentence

An Iranian programmer who developed software used for a porn site has had his death sentence upheld

January 20, 2012
porn-internet

Saeed Malekpour, an Iranian programmer who developed software that was used on an online porn website has had his death sentence upheld by an Iranian court.

Malekpour was convicted of “insulting and desecrating Islam”, after software he developed enabled photos to be uploaded online. The software was used without his knowledge on a pornographic site without his knowledge according to Amnesty International.

The programmer was a permanent resident of Canada when he was arrested in October 2008 during a holiday to Iran. He spent more than a year in solitary confinement without access to a lawyer in Tehran’s Evin Prison, according to a report by The Guardian.

Malekpour confessed on state television that he was connected to a porn site.

Read the full story at: Cnet.

Tags: Evin Prison, Saeed Malekpour

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

What is your preferred mobile platform?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

What Vodacom customers really pay for calls

Vodacom cheap phone 1

Vodacom has disclosed the average effective call rate across its prepaid and contract base, showing how much people really pay for mobile calls

IT guy hijacks website, blackmails client in SA

IT professional

An IT specialist was fined R6000 or six months in jail by a Cape Town court on Thursday, 31 July 2014, for trying to extort a client who swore at him

Smartphone users at risk of password, data theft

Nokia X Android smartphone range

Security researchers have revealed two separate threats this week they say could put up to 90 percent of the world’s 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password and data theft

New MTN SA CEO appointed

Ahmad Farroukh

MTN has announced that Ahmad Farroukh is replacing Zunaid Bulbulia as CEO of MTN South Africa

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)