Canada resident home after Iran jail escape: ministry, family

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Canada resident home after Iran jail escape: ministry, familyAn Iranian serving a life sentence on a conviction of designing a pornographic website has fled the country while on short-term release from prison and has arrived in Canada, the foreign ministry and his family said. 'Canada welcomes the news that Saeed Malekpour has been reunited with his family in Canada,' a foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement received by AFP. 'We have advocated for Mr Malekpour's release and are pleased that he is now in Canada,' the spokesman said, without elaborating due to privacy considerations.

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