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Friday, December 4, 2009

Canadian Court Hears Case Against Iranian Government Over Death of Journalist

A Quebec court hears arguments in the death of an Iranian-Canadian journalist, Zahra Kazemi, who died of injuries suffered while she was in police custody six years ago. According to press reports,

Kazemi was 54 when she died in Iranian custody on July 11, 2003, almost three weeks after she was arrested for taking pictures outside a prison during a student protest in Tehran. In March 2005, Shahram Azam, a former staff physician in Iran's Defence Ministry said he had examined Kazemi in hospital four days after her arrest and found signs of torture - a very brutal rape, skull fracture, broken fingers, missing fingernails, a crushed big toe and a broken nose.

Her son brought the case against the government of Iran. Here's more.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2009/12/canadian-court-hears-case-against-iranian-government-over-death-of-journalist.html

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