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  Canada: Zahra Kazemi | Action
In November 2005, the an Iranian Appeals Court verdict was announced upholding the acquittal of Mohammad Reza Aghdam the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence official initially accused of the crime.
Disturbing evidence regarding the nature and severity of the torture that Zahra Kazemi was subjected to before her death in custody was presented at the end of March 2005 by Dr. Shahram Azam, an Iranian doctor who examined the body of Zahra Kazemi.
According to a government enquiry, Zahra Kazemi died as a result of a blow to her skull, while under guard at the Baghiyetollah Hospital in Tehran on July 12, 2003.
www.amnesty.ca /take_action/actions/canada_kazemi.php   (667 words)

  Zahra Kazemi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zahra "Ziba" Kazemi-Ahmadabadi (زهرا کاظمی احمدآبادی in Persian)‎ (1949 - July 11, 2003) was an Iranian (Persian)-born freelance photographer, residing in Montreal (Canada), who died in the custody of Iranian officials following her arrest.
Born in Shiraz, Kazemi moved to France in 1974 to study literature and cinema at the University of Paris.
July 23, 2003 - Kazemi's body is buried in her hometown of Shiraz in Iran, supposedly according to the wishes of her mother (Ezzat Kazemi) and relatives in Iran, but contrary to the wishes of her son (Stephan Hachemi, who resides in Montreal), and Canadian officials.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zahra_Kazemi   (1781 words)

Kazemi, a 54-year-old Iranian-born dual citizen, at Tehran's Baghiattulah hospital early on the morning of June 27, 2003 -- four days after she was arrested on the orders of Sa’id Mortazavi, the Prosecutor for Tehran and the Islamic Revolution tribunals while photographing a demonstration by the families of political prisoners outside Tehran's Evin prison.
Kazemi to the CAT scan, he passed two colleagues who were not on the hospital staff, but had brought their own patients in to take advantage of the hospital's excellent equipment”.
Kazemi's arrest and had done nothing to reverse it, he said, the stage was set for a series of smokescreens from all parts of the power structure.
www.iran-press-service.com /ips/articles-2005/april-2005/kazemi_report_1405.shtml   (2238 words)

 Censoring Zahra Kazemi
Kazemi was arrested in June of 2003 while taking photographs outside a prison in Iran, the country of her birth.
Kazemi's photographs in Montreal and the brutality that led to her death in Iran — and yet the decision to take down the photographs, lest they "offend," is all the more obscene because Ms.
Kazemi was killed precisely for her commitment to bear witness to human suffering.
www.fromoccupiedpalestine.org /node.php?id=1553   (676 words)

 Kabul Press: A year after the death of Zahra Kazemi
The organisation called on the Iranian authorities to allow Kazemi's lawyers to participate in preparing the case for the trial as required by Iran's constitution and international norms, and it reiterated its call for the repatriation of her remains to Canada, as requested by her son, for an independent autopsy.
Kazemi's body was hastily buried in the southern town of Chiraz on 22 July 2003, contrary to the wishes of her son, Stephan Hachemi, a permanent resident in Canada who has French and Canadian citizenship.
This is the point on which the Kazemi family lawyer, Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, intends to base her case in order to establish that the blow or blows were inflicted on Kazemi with the intention of killing her.
kabulpress.org /humanright38.htm   (816 words)

 About Zahra Kazemi
Kazemi, a 54-year-old freelance photographer with dual nationality, died in July 2003 from a brain haemorrhage, the result of a blow to her skull inflicted while she was being interrogated.
Kazemi's mother also told the court that her daughter had been tortured, and said she was pressured into burying the photographer at her birthplace in southern Iran under duress in order to deny Canada the opportunity to carry out its own autopsy.
The group of lawyers defending Zahra Kazemi's family said in court on Saturday that Mohammad Reza Aghdam Ahmadi is not the main suspect, and according to witnesses Kazemi was struck on the head by a senior judicial officer after being arrested at Evin Prison.
www.womenfreedomforum.org /kazemi/wff-article.htm   (5251 words)

 Resolution217 - Expressing and Protecting Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zahra "Ziba" Kazemi (1949 - July 11, 2003) was an Iranian-born freelance photographer, residing in Montreal, Canada, who was killed by Iranian intelligence agents during an interrogation following her arrest in that country.
MONTREAL Zahra Kazemi's haunting photos line the walls of a small downtown gallery, depicting Muslim women and children in a region the photojournalist sought to document until being savagely beaten to death by officials in her native Iran.
Montreal-based photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was arrested by the Islamic Republic on June 23 as she photographed families demonstrating outside the notorious Evin prison in northern Tehran in protest at the arrests of pro-democracy students.
www.resolution217.org /site/resolution217/content.php?type=1&id=7943   (807 words)

 CNN.com - Iran reports on journalist death - Jul. 16, 2003
Canadian-Iranian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi died from a brain hemorrhage caused by a blow to the head, an Iranian official said.
Initially, Iranian authorities said Kazemi complained she was not feeling well and was transferred to Bahiatollah Hospital in Tehran June 26, where she had a stroke and died two weeks later.
Kazemi -- who had dual Canadian-Iranian nationality -- was detained and interrogated by Iranian authorities for illegally taking photographs of Evin prison, as part of her report for Canada's Camera Press journal on recent anti-government protests, according to IRNA.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/07/16/iran.journalist/index.html   (509 words)

 Iranian Judiciary Calls Journalist's Death an Accident (washingtonpost.com)
Zahra Kazemi was an accident," a judiciary statement said.
Iranian authorities initially said Kazemi had died of a stroke, but a presidential committee later found she died of a fractured skull and brain hemorrhage.
Zahra Kazemi, a Canadian Iranian, died in Iranian custody in July 2003.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A22687-2004Jul28.html   (352 words)

 THE IRANIAN: Zahra Kazemi, Ahmad Sadri
Furthermore, the murder of Zahra Kazemi is different from previous scandals in that it occurred on the active fault lines of the reform/ right-wing divide in Iran.
Unlike the serial killings, the murder of Zahra Kazemi does not seem to have been elaborately planned as part of a larger scheme.
Kazemi and later attempted to cover up the crime by issuing false statements about the circumstances and causes of her death.
www.iranian.com /AhmadSadri/2003/September/Kazemi   (971 words)

 IFEX ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zahra Kazemi died in July 2003, a few days after Iranian security forces detained her at Tehran's Evin prison for photographing in a restricted area in front of the same prison.
An investigation into Kazemi's death by a parliamentary committee in October 2003 reported that Kazemi's death resulted from a severe blow to her head while she was in the custody of Iranian authorities.
On December 22, lawyers for the Kazemi family protested the failure of the court to convict anyone of wrongdoing and asked for a criminal investigation.
www.ifex.org /en/content/view/full/66904   (583 words)

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Zahra Kazemi, a 54-year-old freelance photographer with dual nationality, was arrested on June 23, 2003 for taking photos of worried relatives of arrested students who gathered outside Tehran's notorious Evin prison.
Kazemi's body was hastily buried in the southern town of Shiraz on 22 July 2003, contrary to the wishes of her son, Stephan Hashemi, a permanent resident in Canada.
Ironically, the military prosecutor's office assigned Kazemi's case on July 23, 2003 to Mortazavi, but he subsequently rescued himself because of the allegations that he was directly involved in her death.
www.faithfreedom.org /oped/JafforUllah40812.htm   (1427 words)

 The Lair of Fang-Face DreamWeaver: Zahra Kazemi Murder Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kazemi was solely an Iranian citizen, it maintained that the affair is strictly domestic.
Kazemi died from a fractured skull caused by "a physical attack." The same day, Stephan Hachemi - her son - told reporters the Canadian government was not pressing Iran hard enough to get her body home.
Kazemi's mother, who is still living in Iran, publicly acknowledged that she had been pressured into authorising the burial.
www.angelfire.com /scifi/dreamweaver/bannedbks/censorkazemi.html   (3448 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Zahra Kazemi
Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi 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.
Saeed Mortazavi is condemned for refusing to justify Kazemi's detention to Parliament, for accusing Kazemi of spying and announcing the cause of her death as a stroke.
Kazemi is admitted to Baghiatollah hospital in Tehran.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/kazemi   (2427 words)

 Cover-Up in Iran: The Zahra Kazemi Story
Kazemi was sick at the outset and died of a stroke.
Kazemi died, a fight broke out over where her body was to be buried.
Kazemi is that that she did receive blunt force trauma to her head and that was what caused her death.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/middle_east_current_affairs/102212   (442 words)

 IWMF Press Kit - Letter on Behalf of Zahra Kazemi
Kazemi died on July 10, 2003, after receiving a fatal blow to the head while in police custody.
We are concerned that Iranian intelligence agent Mohammed Reza Aghdam Ahmadi, who was charged with Kazemi’s murder, did not receive a full and fair court hearing with all issues examined before being acquitted on July 24, 2004 just a few days after his trial began in a Teheran court.
We respectfully urge you to become involved and to see that the death of Zahra Kazemi is thoroughly and properly researched and given full attention in a courtroom.
www.iwmf.org /press/8376   (394 words)

 Israpundit: The Execution of Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi
Iran's brutal execution by torture of Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi should be repaid by a concerted public relations effort to show that Iran is the enemy of Civilization.
Canadian tortured for days, says Iranian doctor, says, "The massive injuries suffered by Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi while in Iranian custody were so disturbing to the doctor who examined her that he felt compelled to flee the country to expose what happened."
Kazemi's torture but also an edict that female prisoners be raped prior to their executions, "lest they go to Heaven." This material should be circulated in Europe, North America, and Australia/New Zealand but especially in Canada, as Ms.
www.israpundit.com /archives/2005/11/the_execution_o.php   (558 words)

 CTV.ca | Montreal gallery shows Zahra Kazemi's photos
-- Zahra Kazemi's haunting photos line the walls of a small downtown gallery, depicting Muslim women and children in a region the photojournalist sought to document until being savagely beaten to death by officials in her native Iran.
Kazemi's death remains the subject of tense relations between Canada and Iran.
Schurr chose to showcase Kazemi's photos of women rather than a variety of her other strong pictures because he felt she had made a real connection with her subjects.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20030826/Zahra_Kazemi_030826?s_name=&no_ads=   (625 words)

 ICE: Internet Censorship Explorer » Blog Archive » Censoring Zahra Kazemi
Zahra Kazemi was an Iranian-Canadian who was killed by while being interrogated by Iranian security agents.
Kazemi was taking pictures of a student protest outside of a prison when she was arrested.
Kazemi’s son, Stephan Hachemi, called the removal of the Palestinian photographs “a violation of my mother’s spirit” and rightly demanded that the library show the entire exhibit or nothing at all.
ice.citizenlab.org /?p=125   (336 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Canadian reporter died of 'head blow'
The report said that Zahra Kazemi died after "either a hard object struck her head, or her head struck a hard object", without specifying how the blow was sustained.
It said the blow occurred up to 36 hours before Ms Kazemi was admitted to hospital on 26 June and called for a further inquiry to question all those in contact with her during that time.
Ms Kazemi, who held an Iranian passport, was in Tehran to take pictures of the recent student protests for the British agency Camera Press.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/3082431.stm   (472 words)

 Hour.ca - News - Zahra Kazemi tortured at hands of Iranian authorities
Kazemi's son Stephan Hachemi heard the details when he and his Toronto-based human rights lawyer John Terry first met Azam in Stockholm, and he was absolutely devastated.
In the news today, it was reported that Zahra Kazemi's doctor (the principle doctor who completed the medical examination following her murder) was arrested in Iran and authorities there are releasing little information about the reason, the charges and the length of time it will be before the doctor is released.
It's unfortunate that Kazemi's son, Stephan Hachemi has to be confronted by this hideous and emotionally-disturbing report on the final graphic details of his mother's life.
www.hour.ca /news/news.aspx?iIDArticle=5747   (3707 words)

 Iran: Zahra Kazemi case - justice must be served. Amnesty International welcomes the announcement of a new ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The organization welcomes the announcement of a new investigation, and urges that it be thorough and independent, in order to establish the circumstances of Zahra Kazemi's violent death on 12 July 2003, and to ensure justice.
According to a governmental enquiry, Zahra Kazemi died as a result of a blow to her skull, while she was under guard at the Baghiyetollah (or Baghiyeta’zam) hospital in Tehran.
Following the acquittal, the lawyers of the Kazemi family appealed to the Supreme Court, citing “incomplete preliminary proceedings” of the lower court, and the need to reclassify her death as murder.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGMDE130702005   (830 words)

 Keyword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kazemi, 54, a free lance photographer covering for the Montreal-based "Recto Verso" and the London-based "Camera Press Agency", had been arrested on 23 June in Tehran while taking pictures near the notorious Evin prison and taken to an undisclosed prison, where, according to informed sources, she had been beaten to death, accused of espionage.
Zahra Kazemi, 54, a photojournalist of Iranian descent living in Canada, died on July 10, more than two weeks after she was arrested for taking pictures outside a prison in Tehran.
Kazemi fell into a coma and was transported to a detention centre run by revolutionary guards before she was taken...
www.freerepublic.com /focus/keyword?k=zahrakazemi   (4725 words)

 Iranian Justice system delivers new affront in the Zahra Kazemi case
Reporters Without Borders said it was "astounded" at the 28 July 2004 statement by Iran's justice system that the death of Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi could have been "accidental".
Kazemi was arrested on 23 June 2003 while taking photographs of families of inmates in front of Evin Prison in the north of Tehran.
Reporters Without Borders is also maintaining its demand for Kazemi's body to be repatriated to Canada, in accordance with the wishes of her son and for an autopsy to be carried out there.
www.payvand.com /news/04/jul/1238.html   (552 words)

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