Shahram Azam, who said he was an emergency room doctor in Tehran's Revolutionary Guard Hospital at the time, contradicts the official Iranian assertion that 54-year-old Zahra Kazemi died after she fainted and hit her head.
Azam said Kazemi had numerous injuries including a damaged skull, a broken nose, broken fingers, missing fingernails and toenails, a smashed big toe, a ruptured left eardrum, battered feet, evidence of a flogging and bruises all over her body.
Azam said that as a male doctor in an army hospital, he was not allowed to examine Kazemi's genitals. A female nurse who tried to insert a catheter noticed "brutal damage to the genital parts", he said.
This is the problem with giving up on your military. Nobody takes you seriously after that.