Save Saeed Malekpour

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Feb. 12, 2011: Winnipeggers rally at the Manitoba Legislature in support of Saeed Malekpour, an Iranian-Canadian facing execution in Iran. Photo: Paul Graham

By Paul S. Graham

Saeed Malekpour is an Iranian-Canadian awaiting execution in Iran’s infamous Evin prison. He’s been held there since 2008 when he was arrested on charges related to developing and promoting a porn site, an allegation he rejects. Since then he’s been held in solitary confinement, tortured and denied the most basic human rights.

Saeed’s plight was news to me until a couple of days ago, and perhaps it is unfamiliar to you as well. Two excellent web sites where you can learn more about Saeed, the danger he faces and what you can do are:

There is no time to lose. Iran is notorious for its willingness to execute prisoners on the flimsiest of pretexts. He could be killed at any moment. Nonetheless, international opinion does save lives. So, please do not delay. Join the campaign to save Saeed Malekpour’s life. Today. Now.

Originally posted at Paul S. Graham

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