Saeed Malekpour’s Death Sentence Thrown Out, New Trial Ordered

Jun 14, 20110 comments

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On June 2, the Free Saeed Malekpour Campaign delivered some outstanding news. The campaign posted that the “Iranian supreme court threw out Saeed’s death sentence and ordered a new penalty trial. Saeed [will be able to] finally meet his IT lawyer… to prepare a defense case for the new trial.” In an interview with the Guardian, Dr. Fatemeh Eftehkari, Mr. Malekpour’s wife, said of the power of grassroots advocacy:

“Never underestimate the power of such campaigns when you can save the life of an innocent somewhere miles away from you by clicking a button or signing a letter… I remember that I was collecting signatures in support of my husband and people were reluctant to put their names on the campaign because they were pessimistic that they can save someone else’s life by doing so. Now you can see how a signature affects lives.”

Many of you took action on behalf of both individuals, whether by mailing postcards, sending e-letters, creating messages of support, and more. In total, you collectively sent hundreds of postcards to various officials. Over 3,000 individuals sent a total of 42,000 e-letters. International awareness is key to achieving positive developments in what sometimes seems like dire cases. Your efforts, your passion, and your ongoing commitment have all contributed to carrying their stories and the injustices they face far beyond our individual computer screens. 1080 The number of times the submit button was clicked.Total messages sent 23976 When an action is submitted, one message is sent per target. For example, if you targeted the US Senate and there are no Read More Globe & Mail: Iran quashes death sentence for Canadian resident The Guardian: Iran court quashes death sentence The Star: Richmond Hill man escapes death in Iran YorkRegion: Ruling spares life This action is now closed.