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Iran Suspends Programmer's Death Sentence 193

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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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 03, 2012 @06:31AM (#42167131)

    You don't need to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate

    --Mark Pryor, Senator from Arkansas.

    Just putting this out there, the quote is from Bill Maher's Religulous.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 03, 2012 @06:51AM (#42167207)

    Where are the pictures ? :-)

    You should have a sad face emoticon. This is the dude behind Now do you understand why they gave him the death sentence?

  • by Inda ( 580031 ) <> on Monday December 03, 2012 @09:01AM (#42167775) Journal
    In the UK, if you've done nothing wrong, roll the window down 20mm, turn up your radio, smile with the biggest show of teeth possible. The copper will ask you to get out your car if it's raining, snowing, or the wind chill feels under -20c. Procede to walk around the copper's car kicking the tyres like an expert mechanic.

    Always ask why you've been pulled over. Expect the answer to be "Just a routine check, sir". Follow that up with "Why can't you find a proper job?", "Haven't you got any real criminals to find?", or "Were you bullied as a child?". Expect 20 questions about coins in your wallet, silver foil in the footwell, and the reason you're talking so much. Spell your name when asked, even if it's a common name such as "Smith". Smoke'em if you've got 'em - Coppers love the smell. If the copper asks if it's OK for them to smoke, tell them no, as you've just given up, and you hate the smell. If they fake recognition by means of the question "Don't I know you?", reply with "I think I know your sister".

    If you've done something wrong, get out the car. Keep the copper talking for as long a possible but don't talk about your crime. Try and confuse him (or her) by using long words such as "elaborate" and "concoction". "I don't know" is a perfectly valid answer.
  • Oh... (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 03, 2012 @09:07AM (#42167813)

    I thought they were finally going to judge Drupal developers... better luck next time...

I've noticed several design suggestions in your code.