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16 July 2003
U.S. Expresses Condolences for Death of Iranian-Canadian Journalist in Iran
Calls on Iran to protect human rights of demonstrators, journalists
Washington -- In the wake of press reports indicating that more journalists have been arrested in Iran, the State Department, on June 15, said the United States "views with concern the continuing arrests and detentions of student activists and journalists for simply peacefully demonstrating, voicing political views, and reporting information."
The State Department called on the Iranian regime to protect the human rights of activists and journalists, and to release them.
A State Department spokesman also reacted to the death of an Iranian-Canadian journalist who died in custody after being arrested in Iran.
"We express our condolences for the death of the Iranian-Canadian journalist, Zahraa Kazemi, and join in the demand for a full investigation into the circumstances of her death," the spokesman said.
(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2003&m=July&x=20030716142332tiwomods0.8955957&t=usinfo/wf-latest.html
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-- In the wake of press reports indicating that more journalists have been arrested in Iran,..."
What press reports? (Probably from us here)
This was on the State Dept site?
The media doesn't think this is newsworthy either? I guess not since they covered up the original story.
unethical media >redundant
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