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Head of IRNA Summoned to Court over Photojournalist's Murder Investigation
August 14, 2003
Iran Weekly Press Digest
The head of the state news agency IRNA was summoned by an Iranian court over the agencys investigations into the case of an allegedly murdered Iranian-Canadian photojournalist.
Abdullah Nasseri will be questioned by the court over several stories and interviews IRNA made with Iranian MPs and journalists over the case of Zahra Kazemi which has sparked harsh protests in the countrys press circles, the governmental daily Iran reported Tuesday.
Kazemi was arrested last month for taking pictures of the notorious Evin prison in north Tehran. On July 10, she suddenly died after suffering a brain haemorrhage in police custody. Despite initial claims of an accident, state-run investigations eventually indicated that the brain haemorrhage was caused due to a blow on her head during interrogations.
Hundreds of Iranian journalists paid tribute to Kazemi last Friday at a special ceremony. http://www.iranwpd.com/
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