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Iran's Nobel Winner To Represent Slain Journalist

14 June 2004 -- Iran's hard-line judiciary said it will allow Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi to represent the family of Zahra Kazemi, a Iranian-Canadian photo journalist who died in Iranian custody.

The announcement came after complaints were raised that Ebadi had been barred from the case. Kazemi was arrested in June last year for taking photographs outside a Tehran prison. The next month, she died in hospital from a brain hemorrhage caused by a blow to the head.

The case sparked an international outcry and harmed diplomatic relations between Iran and Canada.