A friend of mine wrote an article in her blog about Saeed’s situation:
I learned about the case of Saeed Malekpour some months ago when he sent a prison letter describing the torture he has suffered in prison. Saeed has studied metallurgy at Sharif University of Technology, the same university at which I studied physics. The first time learning about his case when looking at his picture I vaguely felt that I have seen him before but I wasn’t sure.
Recently, I found one of my classmates from Sharif Univ. on facebook and I found out that Saeed is her husband and it started making sense to me why Saeed’s photo was so familiar to me at first glance. Zohreh Eftekhari is Saeed’s wife. Zohreh is one of the sweetest, nicest, smartest and at the same time most modest people I have ever met. My most clear memory of her is when one time in a small green area in front of the physics department called “mohavateie physics” I softly sang the song Bote Chin, Zohreh Jabin for her; after learning that it was her favorite song. She also once showed me a small book, which looked so hard and sophisticated, about particle physics and told me that she wishes that her English was so good that she could read the whole book non-stop.
Now her husband, Saeed Malekpour, is held in prison for reasons that I haven’t been able to figure out, apparently neither has Saeed himself, Zohreh, nor the judicial system.
“Rooz: Many accusations have been made against Saeed, what is the key charge against him?
Mrs. Eftekhari: It is an assortment of accusations. If they had simply said that he was the manager of an immoral website, then things would be clear and he would know how to defend himself. But every time they see him, they raise a new charge. At one point the judge told him that he had been in contact with 10 to 12 groups inimical to the regime. And when Saeed asked which groups, the judge replied that you know better. So what is there to defend? It seems that they simply want to find some excuse and pretext to find him guilty. One day they said he had relations with foreigners then on another occasion they said he operated immoral web sites. Kayhan newspaper even wrote that Saeed worked for Canadian military projects, which is just pure fabrication. From a legal perspective how could someone who was not born in Canada, is not a Canadian citizen and was even not born there work on military projects? In fact, Saeed does not truly know what is the charge against him so that he can focus his defense on that.
Rooz: Aside these, what specific charges were read out to him in court?
Mrs. Eftekhari: Propaganda against the regime, operating immoral web sites, insulting divine principles, insulting the president, relations with groups that oppose the regime, being contact with foreigners. In general, these are known as the “corrupt on the earth.”
Some parts of the interview of Rooz with Zohreh Eftekhari are so important toward a better understanding of the situation of Saeed and the judicial system currently at work in Iran: