Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Iran has already buried photojournalist, says son
"MONTREAL (CP) — The son of a photojournalist who died under suspicious circumstances in Iran said today that Iranian authorities have buried his mother despite his efforts to have the body returned to Canada.
The news added to conflicting reports about the location of the body of Zahra Kazemi, 54, who was allegedly beaten to death after being branded a spy....
Kazemi's death was confirmed Saturday. Iranian President Mohammad Khatami ordered four cabinet ministers Sunday to investigate Kazemi's death and offered his country's sympathies to her family.
"The nature of the regime makes us think the worst," said council president Michel Roy. "This death in questionable circumstances is a sad witness to the fragility of the freedom of the press and human rights in many countries."...."

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