Mortazavi is obviously the "fall guy".
You know, there's always one bad apple in the barrel of plainclothed thugs, and head of the Islamic Revolutionary court. (need I say /sarcasm?)
Murdered by Mullahs
By ANDREW SULLIVAN
New York Sun 7.17.2003
A Western journalist is taken into custody by an authoritarian regime and suffers a brain hemorrhage that is subsequently described as the result of a police beating. She was covering anti-government demonstrations when she was attacked. She subsequently dies of her injuries and the authorities will not release the body for an autopsy in Canada. Eventually, a government official in Tehran conceded that Zahra Kazemi died of a brain hemorrhage resulting from blows inflicted on her. Dont you think this is big news? No one else seems to. CNNs coverage of the event led yesterday with Iranian hardliners claim that Ms. Kazemi had fallen and suffered the blow to the head. The New York Times ran some buried Reuters stories; the Washington Post did better with an A-Section piece. But government-sponsored murders of journalists seem to me to merit far wider and deeper outrage. Is the lack of interest because such a murder is committed by a regime targeted by the Bush administration? Or is it because news organizations still need to cozy up to the Tehran authorities to keep their correspondents free from harassment? (excerpt;from #45 previous Thread Day 38)
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