Iran to execute alleged porn site developer

Iran has been in the technology news a lot lately. From reports of creating their own Internet, to various cyber attacks against the country, they have been making headlines frequently. Earlier this month a video game designer was sentenced to death for allegedly spying for the CIA. Now Guardian is reporting that another developer will be executed, this time for allegedly developing pornographic websites.

While details of the case are sketchy, it appears that 35-year-old Saeed Malekpour was arrested in Iran in 2008 for developing a piece of software that makes uploading photos to websites easier. According to his wife, Malekpour was unaware that the software was being used for a pornography site and that he was not running the site himself. The official charges state that Malekpour was, “designing and moderating adult content websites, acting against the national security, insulting and desecrating the principles of Islam, and agitating the public mind.

The death sentence was announced in early January but after an outpour of public support, the Iranian supreme court announced that the charges would be reevaluated. Now it appears that the sentencing is complete and the ruling was upheld.

It’s shocking in today’s day and age to think that developing a piece of non-malicious code could possibly lead to imprisonment, let alone death. There’s no explanation on why the court decided to uphold the ruling after the June announcement.

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FWIW I don't think any countries want to invade Iran, except for maybe some Iranians, who like their prez have allegedly said they want to speed up their version of Armageddon. The world pretty much realizes Iraq & the pull-out could have been done better, Iran is now moving to be the most powerful force in the region, & Lots of countries don't want that, e.g. Turkey, the Saudis, Israel, the West etc. BUT, it's also recognized that actual military conflict with Iran serves no interests, the Armageddon fans excepted.

More major disruption in that part of the world would drive up oil prices -- something the world's struggling economy can well do without. And as long as the oil is flowing, who controls it is largely irrelevant to the current US admin [e.g. Keystone]... out of the world's really major military powers, the US is the only one that's having problems with Iran -- China, Russia, & *I Think* India are on their side. Nor is the US apparently interested in supporting internal changes in Iran, showing less than minimal support for the MEK &/or during the unrest at their last election.

Anyway, unless someone makes a major blunder crossing some red line, Iran & the West will just keep calling each other names & making dares. Outrage over the way Iran treats it's citizens belongs solely to us, the masses of private citizens who have enough of a moral compass to realize that stuff is just plain wrong. No government can condemn these sorts of rights abuses lest they offend other countries they want as friends, countries who are often as bad or worse.

3000 innocent people died in the 911 attacks = America invades Afghanistan and kills hundreds of thousands - America invades Iraq for the evil dictator Saddam Hussain = Millions die - America will invade iran = Millions will die too because Iran has Oil but tells everyone its because Iran wont comply with IAEE - America is a War Mongerer = FACT!!!

this far middle eastern countries need more western input...although our countries are not perfect they are still way better then theirs and need to be controlled...

Some of these countries have seriously sick mental problems.

Although I've seen plenty of news story posts from people in our own country always wanting to kill someone off because they didn't like what they did. They fall into the same class of people.

jd100 said,
Some of these countries have seriously sick mental problems.

Although I've seen plenty of news story posts from people in our own country always wanting to kill someone off because they didn't like what they did. They fall into the same class of people.

I wonder what we fall under? Lol. We murder civilians on a daily basis. Deal with it.

ozgeek said,
Their country, their rules. If you live in a country, you abide by their laws or GTFO.

Unless you come to America, then you do what you want and we say nothing...or really just get ignored

ozgeek said,
Their country, their rules. If you live in a country, you abide by their laws or GTFO.

Except that we changed these rules. Sovereignty does not matter, nation state lines do not matter. Only money (and the freedom to do business) matter. If you don't like this, then find a new planet (or maybe a parallel universe or something to live in).

Alladaskill17 said,

Unless you come to America, then you do what you want and we say nothing...or really just get ignored

dont think so, you abide by their laws, or get punished, its just their laws are open mostly.
now coming to the orignal news, not a scholer but as much i know, married men doing adultry is punished by death, non married men got strict punishment for once. now where does this classifies as adultry ? that is accorsing to the strict islamic law, and even than their are some workrounds like marrying the one. or something

ozgeek said,
Their country, their rules. If you live in a country, you abide by their laws or GTFO.

Is this somehow supposed to justify the killing of someone innocent... how? Idiot.

Iranians need to overthrow this Islamic theocracy and reclaim their Zoroastrian heritage.
They should have persevered with their rebellion last year.

DJGM said,
Iran:
A backwards country ruled by a nutter who's last name sound a bit like "I'm a dinner jacket!"

How much countries did Iran attack, invade or even threaten to attack the last 40 or so years? (yes we know its been in the news that he 'threatend' to push Israel back into the sea. But also this has been proven to be a 'faulty' translation 'error'.)
How is Iran doing compared to other Middle-Eastern countries? Even Israel is a more violent and unsafe place then Iran is

Probably have no idea how "Western" Iran actually is compared to other Islamic countries
Even the national TV stations transmit Hollywood movies :')

Here is how I feel we should deal with Iran:

1. Get a fleet of the largest aircraft known to man.
2. Pack said aircraft with the most hardcore pornography magazines and DVDs.
3. Rain porn over Iran.

Lamp0 said,

Here is how I feel we should deal with Iran:

1. Get a fleet of the largest aircraft known to man.
2. Pack said aircraft with the most hardcore pornography magazines and DVDs.
3. Rain porn over Iran.


LoL ... you could get a fatwa for suggesting that ... even as a joke!

Lamp0 said,
Here is how I feel we should deal with Iran:

1. Get a fleet of the largest aircraft known to man.
2. Pack said aircraft with the most hardcore pornography magazines and DVDs.
3. Rain porn over Iran.

I like it, how do we go about to make it happen?

Lamp0 said,
Here is how I feel we should deal with Iran:

1. Get a fleet of the largest aircraft known to man.
2. Pack said aircraft with the most hardcore pornography magazines and DVDs.
3. Rain porn over Iran.

Our we can just attack them with our new special forces... Miss January. Given their current stance on such matters, a division of a few good women willing to bare all in the name of liberty (or something) should pretty much lead to the fall of Tehran.

Lamp0 said,
Here is how I feel we should deal with Iran:

1. Get a fleet of the largest aircraft known to man.
2. Pack said aircraft with the most hardcore pornography magazines and DVDs.
3. Rain porn over Iran.


Let's DO THIS!! Greatest idea ever!

Whats wrong with this scenario?: "Hey, we're a barbaric 10th century government, and we're going to pass judgement on a 21st century situation. Since we can't possibly understand the whole picture, we're going to act in fear and kill the heretic, further solidifying our place in the past."

Edited by Vannos, Jan 22 2012, 11:13pm :

ShareShiz said,
The US should invade Iran because of this.

/sarcasm


Sadly, we probably will. Not because of this though, but for some stupid made up reason...

**** YEAH AMERICA!! /s

ShareShiz said,
The US should invade Iran because of this.

/sarcasm


They should. Not kidding. Cut the crap already. Executing people for this kinda things is just WRONG.

Jarrichvdv said,

They should. Not kidding. Cut the crap already. Executing people for this kinda things is just WRONG.


its not WRONG, they have laws - the developer knew this in the first place, yet he proceeded with his action and now he is going to face the consequences

every country needs laws like this and executions are what will make people abide by them

just look at my country - bulgaria - a big piece of **** - every criminal does what he wants to without any consequences

if a thug enters your property and tries to steal from you or assault you, and you accidently injure when defending yourself, your family and the property you have been paying all your life, they will send YOU to prison

politicians are not there to help with issues, they are there "to develop a new scheme to steal some money for themselves"


the world needs rulers with iron fists like Kim Jong-il, Mao Zedong, Adolph Hitler

they havent done only good things, no one is perfect, but they are REAL leaders, not some pansy like obama or bush jr. .. or whoever else there is nowadays

i will justify why i think like this - humanity has morally degraded so damn much people dont even know whats wrong and whats not

if you dont understand this, i dont blame you, you are not necessarily stupid, light a joint and reread my post

Saex_Conroy said,


its not WRONG, they have laws - the developer knew this in the first place, yet he proceeded with his action and now he is going to face the consequences

every country needs laws like this and executions are what will make people abide by them

just look at my country - bulgaria - a big piece of **** - every criminal does what he wants to without any consequences

if a thug enters your property and tries to steal from you or assault you, and you accidently injure when defending yourself, your family and the property you have been paying all your life, they will send YOU to prison

politicians are not there to help with issues, they are there "to develop a new scheme to steal some money for themselves"


the world needs rulers with iron fists like Kim Jong-il, Mao Zedong, Adolph Hitler

they havent done only good things, no one is perfect, but they are REAL leaders, not some pansy like obama or bush jr. .. or whoever else there is nowadays

i will justify why i think like this - humanity has morally degraded so damn much people dont even know whats wrong and whats not

if you dont understand this, i dont blame you, you are not necessarily stupid, light a joint and reread my post

What a load of bullcrap you wrote. First, you don't seem to have read the article. The developer created a piece of software that eases uploading pictures to websites, he did not create or run an adult website. As of the rest of your post, just pointing Adolf Hitler as a model leader says all I need to know about you and the content of your post, period. Also, none of the leaders your cite have done anything positive to their people or the world.

You evidently see it completely wrong. Humans inherently want to be kind, to respect and to have peace towards one and others, and that is the only way we will have peace in this world. And with your suggestion or how you think the world should be or be run by, that would definitely be the complete opposite.

I hope you will eventually learn and realise what you have just said is completely wrong. We all have different opinions but I can tell you universally your opinions doesn't work; never has and never will - even if you believe what you said to be what the world needs, I can assure you it will not work. It's a shame that you believe it is the right thing to do and I question as to what you have perhaps read, believe, been taught to believe or be the right thing or whatever else, to come to these sorts of conclusions/perceptions/opinions of yours.

And the truth is, what one person does or says or believes does not equate to what millions of people in a country want or believe in. And I'm referring this as an example to the 3 people you listed in your post.

Saex_Conroy said,


its not WRONG, they have laws - the developer knew this in the first place, yet he proceeded with his action and now he is going to face the consequences

every country needs laws like this and executions are what will make people abide by them

just look at my country - bulgaria - a big piece of **** - every criminal does what he wants to without any consequences

if a thug enters your property and tries to steal from you or assault you, and you accidently injure when defending yourself, your family and the property you have been paying all your life, they will send YOU to prison

politicians are not there to help with issues, they are there "to develop a new scheme to steal some money for themselves"


the world needs rulers with iron fists like Kim Jong-il, Mao Zedong, Adolph Hitler

they havent done only good things, no one is perfect, but they are REAL leaders, not some pansy like obama or bush jr. .. or whoever else there is nowadays

i will justify why i think like this - humanity has morally degraded so damn much people dont even know whats wrong and whats not

if you dont understand this, i dont blame you, you are not necessarily stupid, light a joint and reread my post

sviola said,

What a load of bullcrap you wrote. First, you don't seem to have read the article. The developer created a piece of software that eases uploading pictures to websites, he did not create or run an adult website. As of the rest of your post, just pointing Adolf Hitler as a model leader says all I need to know about you and the content of your post, period. Also, none of the leaders your cite have done anything positive to their people or the world.


says you, i dont have to justify myself in front of some ignorant illiterate brainwashed by the media fool, if you cant see the big picture, im afraid you are stupid

i will say just this - im not racist, i dont mind the existence of any race, everyone has the right to live, but the world needs proper rules and people need to abide them and its not rules against porn, more rules regarding the mental hygiene

sviola said,

What a load of bullcrap you wrote. First, you don't seem to have read the article. The developer created a piece of software that eases uploading pictures to websites, he did not create or run an adult website. As of the rest of your post, just pointing Adolf Hitler as a model leader says all I need to know about you and the content of your post, period. Also, none of the leaders your cite have done anything positive to their people or the world.


considering your blunt hatred for Adolf Hitler, means more about you then about who you reply to.
Hitler was a good leader, he had his flaws offcourse with the jew, homos and gipsy's extermination (not just jews -.-') But he had a tactical eye and made his country from one of the weakest in the world, into a nation that took the combined forces of Russia and the entire western world to take him down?
He invested into the roads we still use today! In those 10 years of his leadership, the development of medicine, machinery etc jumped forward over 40 years!
Any idea how much good to the world the "Deutsche Reich" has done? A whole lot more in those 10 years then the USA did in the last 30 years.

I certainly disagree with his awfull views on 'different people' (again, not just jews) but he was a great leader none the less!

bastones said,
You evidently see it completely wrong. Humans inherently want to be kind, to respect and to have peace towards one and others, and that is the only way we will have peace in this world. And with your suggestion or how you think the world should be or be run by, that would definitely be the complete opposite.

I hope you will eventually learn and realise what you have just said is completely wrong. We all have different opinions but I can tell you universally your opinions doesn't work; never has and never will - even if you believe what you said to be what the world needs, I can assure you it will not work. It's a shame that you believe it is the right thing to do and I question as to what you have perhaps read, believe, been taught to believe or be the right thing or whatever else, to come to these sorts of conclusions/perceptions/opinions of yours.

And the truth is, what one person does or says or believes does not equate to what millions of people in a country want or believe in. And I'm referring this as an example to the 3 people you listed in your post.

Who were the so called millions of people who disagreed on how their leaders ran their country? Please elaborate. Furthermore, opinions don't work, you're right about that. The problem with people are their opinions. They base nothing off of facts, stuff that can be read and understood through history. There is no way to peace, peace is the way --- yes, that is true; and yes, humans are not born evil, but society, such as ours, can change that real quick.

The people that were here before us, the Indians, did not possess such traits like we have today. They did not have greed; in fact, they didn't have possessions in general. These traits were brought from Europe, when Columbus discovered America and killed off all the Indians, or enslaved them. Study your history, open your eyes, and just look around you. You will notice how sad this world has become and what path we are headed towards. The outcome, at this rate, is not looking too good for humanity.

We hear about one person being sentenced to death for something we aren't 100% sure of, maybe he was tried for something else and charged for something different from other than what they want us to know, who knows. People die everyday and we do a lot of the killing. Look at all the wars we have been in: Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. We have murdered thousands and thousands of civilians, so I know we don't have the best reputation here in the US.

Shadowzz said,

considering your blunt hatred for Adolf Hitler, means more about you then about who you reply to.
Hitler was a good leader, he had his flaws offcourse with the jew, homos and gipsy's extermination (not just jews -.-') But he had a tactical eye and made his country from one of the weakest in the world, into a nation that took the combined forces of Russia and the entire western world to take him down?
He invested into the roads we still use today! In those 10 years of his leadership, the development of medicine, machinery etc jumped forward over 40 years!
Any idea how much good to the world the "Deutsche Reich" has done? A whole lot more in those 10 years then the USA did in the last 30 years.

I certainly disagree with his awfull views on 'different people' (again, not just jews) but he was a great leader none the less!


JEfe said,

Who were the so called millions of people who disagreed on how their leaders ran their country? Please elaborate. Furthermore, opinions don't work, you're right about that. The problem with people are their opinions. They base nothing off of facts, stuff that can be read and understood through history. There is no way to peace, peace is the way --- yes, that is true; and yes, humans are not born evil, but society, such as ours, can change that real quick.

The people that were here before us, the Indians, did not possess such traits like we have today. They did not have greed; in fact, they didn't have possessions in general. These traits were brought from Europe, when Columbus discovered America and killed off all the Indians, or enslaved them. Study your history, open your eyes, and just look around you. You will notice how sad this world has become and what path we are headed towards. The outcome, at this rate, is not looking too good for humanity.

We hear about one person being sentenced to death for something we aren't 100% sure of, maybe he was tried for something else and charged for something different from other than what they want us to know, who knows. People die everyday and we do a lot of the killing. Look at all the wars we have been in: Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. We have murdered thousands and thousands of civilians, so I know we don't have the best reputation here in the US.


now THATS a realist's thinking!
not some brainwashed by its local media and schools know-it-all guy like sviola
ive seen it with my own eyes at school when i was 2nd or 3rd grade - all the kids in the corridors was shouting "heil hitler" and this one time out teacher gathered us in the room and expained, actually tried to brainwash us with some stupid facts about hitler


the media and teachers teach young people (the media also teaches the adults) incorrect things

just because some history book or history show on tv said "hitler killed millions of people and thats it, he was the bad guy, you must hate him, otherwise you will be considered a neo-hitlerist" true, he did many mistakes, but as the person above said - thanks to him germany today is a really developed country

today's leaders are some pansies who are there for the money, they dont bother doing anything, especially obama - the symbol of change, just the new bush jr.

countries around the world need leader like the ones i mentioned and people like Fidel Castro, leaders who think alike and unite the countries of the world to one big country called PLANET EARTH, so everyone can quit with their stupid beef and live together as one - share ideas, conquer space and so on...

your conservative thinking on "hitler was the incarnation of the devil" and not thinking out of the box, and billions of people like sviola are what is holding this planet's society back from uniting


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thats my dream - the people on the whole planet to unite into one and work together as one