Tuesday, June 7, 2011

great news -- Saeed Malekpour gets a reprieve

Update:  Unfortunately it looks like this reprieve has now been reversed. The campaign to free Saeed is asking everyone to email Minister of Foreign Affairs and insist Canada take action. Their message follows:

Please help urge the Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada to issue a statement condemning Saeed's death sentence confirmation. Today, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (Alistair Burt) spoke out about Saeed's imminent execution! Let's get Foreign Affairs Canada to do the same, since Saeed was living in Canada!

john.baird@parl.gc.ca (Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird)


Reported in the Post today -- Saeed Malekpour, husband of former UVIC PhD student, Dr. Fatima Eftekhari, gets a reprieve from death sentence in Iran.