Iran reprieves condemned man

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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 has said.

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 programme created by Malekpour that was used without his knowledge to post pornographic images. Such images are illegal in Iran.