The Iranian Supreme Court has added its authority to the campaign against free speech in the Islamic Republic by upholding the death sentence of Iranian-born Canadian resident Saeid Malekpour, who is charged with “insulting the sanctity of Islam” and “corruption on earth.” Malekpour was arrested while visiting his ailing father because his photo-uploading software was used by a porn website even though it appears to have been done without his knowledge. Citizens around the world have rallied to his side, but the court insisted that Sharia law demands death.
Malekpour was reportedly tortured into signing a series of statements, but the evidence against him is laughable. What is not laughable is the campaign against free speech being waged by Islamic systems — a battle where the Western nations appear absent without leave (here and here).
Source: Globe and Mail