Sources: Reuters [on the NYTimes], Toronto Star
quote: 1) he didn't become a Canadian citizen.
quote: 2) knowing the harsh punishment he would receive, he still made the app
quote: 3) he didn't cut off ties to his family in another country
quote: 4) knowing the harsh punishment he would receive, he went back to his country of citizenship
quote: Canada has no power to prevent Iranian courts from acting in whatever extremist fashion they please.
quote: quote: 1) he didn't become a Canadian citizen. Immaterial. If you read the blurb on Hamid Ghassemi-Shall, he was an Iranian born man who became a Canadian citizen, and he was still sentenced to death.
quote: In response to this new policy, Tehran stopped asking and switched to a policy of quietly ambushing people at the ports of entry when they return to Iran.
quote: So given this Saeed should have known that he would probably be detained when arriving in Iran. Or at least the Canadian Government should have informed people leaving Canada to go to Iran that they will probably be detained.
quote: I've been told by American army personnel that...
quote: I know of a missionary that went to the most rural or rural areas of China...
quote: In a case, of a man who had lived in a country where it was accepted...
quote: I don't care where you live in the world or how acceptable...
quote: he should have just became a Canadian citizen and stayed the hell out of the country he left.
quote: Jason from your tone you seem to say "Ignorance of one's crimes is a defense for him" even though that is not a defense in any court of the USA.