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Iran Suspends Programmer's Death Sentence 193

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the don't-lose-your-head dept.
jamaicaplain writes "Reuters reports that 'Iran has suspended the death sentence for a computer programmer convicted on charges of running a pornographic website after he "repented for his actions," his lawyer was quoted as saying on Sunday. Saeed Malekpour, an Iranian citizen and Canadian resident, was arrested in 2008 while visiting relatives in Iran, according to Amnesty International. Although Iranian authorities accused him of running a pornography site, Amnesty has said the charges appear to stem from a software program created by Malekpour that was used without his knowledge to post pornographic images.'" It's not clear if he'll ever be released, however.
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Iran Suspends Programmer's Death Sentence

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  • Islamic porn (Score:2, Informative)

    by girlintraining (1395911) on Monday December 03, 2012 @05:20AM (#42167085)
    It's worth noting that in this particular country, porn can consist of people showing a little bit of nose. Women are pulled off the streets all the time for this kind of thing and beaten. Foreign women are well-advised to be aware of local customs prior to travel, as it can result in beatings, arrest, or being forcibly stripped and your clothing replaced with something more "decent" according to their laws.
  • Re:Islamic porn (Score:5, Informative)

    by Psyborgue (699890) on Monday December 03, 2012 @06:15AM (#42167297) Homepage Journal
    Actually, Iran does not require the full veil (Niqab). They do, however, require the hair be covered.
  • Re:Islamic porn (Score:5, Informative)

    by Any Web Loco (555458) on Monday December 03, 2012 @06:17AM (#42167309) Homepage
    This is complete and utter rubbish. I've been to Iran a number of times, just two weeks ago returning from a two month trip there (with my non-Iranian wife, her second trip to Iran), and I can categorically say that you are utterly wrong. Don't get me wrong - Iran's treatment of women is appalling, but you are way off base here - nothing like what you describe happens. As TapeCutter points out, you're probably thinking about our good friends, who flew planes into the WTC, the Saudis.
  • Re:Simple lesson (Score:5, Informative)

    by HungryHobo (1314109) on Monday December 03, 2012 @06:40AM (#42167407)

    side note from a friend who almost got shot in the US: in some EU countries it's normal to get out of the car when you're pulled over.

    In the US they'll shoot you.
    Stay in the car, hands where they can see them, don't move a muscle or they'll kill you.

  • by Tagged_84 (1144281) on Monday December 03, 2012 @06:51AM (#42167455)
    And I did google both, your google "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" came up with the first website about it being a hoax. "Iranian girl sentenced" never came up with any hoaxes or myths.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist

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