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Case Of Slain Journalist Sent To Iranian Court


http://gdb.rferl.org/60973A61-E473-4E21-B24A-3F7DC430CE45_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/60973A61-E473-4E21-B24A-3F7DC430CE45_mw800_mh600.jpg 11 January 2005 -- Reports say that the case of Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, who died while in custody, has been sent to Iran's revision court.

Iran's ILNA news agency today quoted Mohammad Sayfzadeh, a lawyer representing Kazemi's family, as saying the court hearing could possibly be held on 13 February.

Kazemi died of a brain hemorrhage in detention after being arrested more than a year ago for taking photos of a Tehran prison.

According to official investigations, she was struck on the head during interrogation.

Last month, Canada recalled its ambassador to Iran in protest Tehran's handling of the case. Canada has since appointed a new ambassador to the post.

(RFE/RL/dpa)
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