Lancaster, Pat
January 2004
Middle East;Jan2004, Issue 341, p5
The Nobel peace prize winner Shirin Ebadi has agreed to represent the family of a murdered Canadian journalist of Iranian origin, Zahra Kazemi. Fifty-four year old Kazemi died in July 2003, after being detained for about three weeks for taking photographs outside a Tehran prison during student-led protests against the Iranian government in June. The Kazemi case has become part of the bitter power struggle between the reformist and conservative wings of the Iranian establishment. Iran's reformist-dominated parliament has accused hard line Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi of illegally detaining Kazemi and later covering up her death in custody.


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