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  • Ottawa Pushes for Arrest of Iran Chief Prosecutor (Harper asked Germans to arrest Mortazavi)

    06/23/2006 6:29:49 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 718+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | Jun. 23 2006
    Ottawa pushes for arrest of Iran chief prosecutor Canadian Press Updated: Fri. Jun. 23 2006 GENEVA — Canada's diplomatic battle with Iran reached a new intensity Friday as the federal government said it is seeking the arrest of a senior Iranian official implicated in the death of a Canadian. The government wants charges brought against Iran's hardline chief prosecutor, who has been tied to the arrest of Zahra Kazemi, a Canadian photojournalist tortured and killed in Tehran in 2003. Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed Friday that the government asked German authorities this week to arrest Saeed Mortazavi if he stopped...
  • IRAN: MAN ACQUITTED FOR MURDER OF CANADIAN JOURNALIST

    11/16/2005 9:30:08 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 485+ views
    adnkronos ^ | November 16, 2005
    Tehran, 16 Nov. (AKI) - The sole defendant in the trial for the death of Canadian photo-reporter, Zahra Kazemi in Tehran in July 2003, has been acquitted by an appeals court. The court has absolved Reza Ahmadi, "because the inquiries carried out to date on other accused have not been satisfactory, it is not possible to condemn one of the co-defendants". Kazemi, 54, a Canadian of Iranian origin, was arrested in June 2003 after taking photos of demonstrations outside a Tehran prison. She died in a Tehran hospital on 10 July 2003 after falling into a coma, having received...
  • Iran says Ottawa trains terrorists

    10/01/2005 11:10:15 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 19 replies · 647+ views
    National Post ^ | October 1, 2005 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO - The Department of Foreign Affairs denied yesterday what it called the "baseless accusations" that Canada was behind a bombing campaign in the Iranian city of Ahwaz that left seven dead. As a heated war of words continued between Ottawa and Tehran, an Iranian prosecutor was quoted yesterday as saying that Canada had trained and supported bombers who struck the oil-rich city in June. "These accusations are totally without foundation," Marie-Christine Lilkoff, a Foreign Affairs spokeswoman, said in a written statement. "Canada does not support terrorism in any way in Iran or anywhere else. We have in fact taken...
  • Canada Freezes Most Iran Ties Over Woman's Death (photographer Zahra Kazemi)

    05/17/2005 6:20:20 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 15 replies · 600+ views
    reuters ^ | May 17, 2005
    Canada freezes most Iran ties over woman's death Tuesday, May 17, 2005 OTTAWA, May 17 (Reuters) - Canada froze most bilateral ties with Iran on Tuesday in protest against what it said was Tehran's refusal to properly investigate the death of a Canadian photographer. Zahra Kazemi died in July 2003 after she was arrested for taking photographs outside Tehran's Evin prison. Iran initially said she had been hit on the head during questioning but now says her death was an accident and has dismissed Ottawa's demands that her body be returned to Canada. "Effective immediately ... we will limit our...
  • The Truth About Zahra Kazemi - Setareh Kaviyan

    05/02/2005 11:25:23 PM PDT · by SadeghSaleh · 2 replies · 342+ views
    The Truth About Zahra Kazemi - Setareh Kaviyan An Iranian-Canadian journalist named Zahra Kazemi was beaten to death by the Islamic Republic’s State agents on July 10th 2003 for taking pictures outside the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, Iran. The regime denied requests from her family and the Canadian government to examine the body. They buried her hastily with no autopsy and claimed that she had fallen in her prison cell and died of injuries to her head. New developments have come to surface regarding Zahra Kazemi’s death with the arrival of Dr. Shahram Azam to Canada. Dr. Azam was...
  • Canada Slams Iran Over Trial of Alleged Killer

    07/25/2004 4:58:52 PM PDT · by Valin · 7 replies · 277+ views
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is not satisfied with an Iranian court's acquittal of the man accused of killing Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi and is mulling possible penalties against Tehran, Ottawa said on Sunday. Intelligence Ministry agent Mohammad Reza Aqdam was cleared of "semi-intentional murder" due to lack of evidence. Kazemi was arrested a year ago after taking photos of a Tehran prison and died from a blow to the head while in detention. Canadian Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew issued a statement saying he was dissatisfied by the way Kazemi's case had been handled. "This trial has done nothing to answer...
  • Iran may 'open' slain journalist trial

    07/17/2004 8:05:23 AM PDT · by Clive · 1 replies · 145+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2004-07-17 | Alexander Panetta
    OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government was checking a report Friday suggesting the Iranian trial into the beating death of a Canadian photojournalist will indeed be open to the public. An outraged Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham recalled the ambassador to Iran earlier this week after Iran barred Canadian observers from monitoring the Tehran trial into the killing of Zahra Kazemi. But a vaguely worded report out of Iran had federal officials wondering on the eve of Saturday's court hearing whether the trial would actually be a public event. "We're unclear about the exact meaning of this," said Foreign Affairs...
  • How Kazemi was Murdered (Canadian photojournalist in Iran)

    05/22/2004 6:37:01 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 212+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | May 22, 2004
    How Kazemi was Murdered May 22, 2004 The Ottawa Citizen Michael Petrou The murder of Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi in Iran has been shrouded in denial and speculation -- until now. In exclusive interviews, other dissidents reveal what happened inside Tehran's notorious Evin prison last June. TEHRAN - Heshmatollah Tabarzadi will never forget Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi screaming in a nearby cell. Mr. Tabarzadi, an Iranian political dissident, was arrested last June on the same day as Ms. Kazemi and, like her, thrown in cellblock 209 of Tehran's Evin prison, where Ms. Kazemi would be detained, interrogated and eventually murdered....
  • Iranian Alert -- April 13, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"

    04/12/2004 9:00:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 24 replies · 1,902+ views
    The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” Most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their...
  • Iranian Alert -- April 12, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"

    04/11/2004 9:20:39 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 31 replies · 2,783+ views
    The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” Most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their...
  • Iranian Alert -- April 11, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"

    04/10/2004 11:52:46 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,508+ views
    The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” Most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their...
  • Iranian Alert -- April 10, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"

    04/09/2004 10:33:27 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 24 replies · 2,146+ views
    The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” Most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their...
  • Zahra Kazemi's Murder by Islamic Butcher Regime Revisited..

    02/16/2004 3:52:36 AM PST · by faludeh_shirazi · 162+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Feb 16, 2004 | Toronto Star
    <p>LONDON—Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi died after being beaten while in Iranian custody and prevented from receiving the medical help she desperately needed, says a BBC investigation into her death.</p> <p>Kazemi was admitted to hospital last June 27, after four days of being interrogated in Tehran's notorious Evin prison for taking pictures of a protest outside its gates.</p>
  • Mystery death highlights divisions in Iran

    02/15/2004 9:57:35 AM PST · by aculeus · 1 replies · 101+ views
    BBC News On Line ^ | February 13, 2004 | Jim Muir BBC correspondent, Tehran
    Zahra Kazemi returned to her Iranian homeland last summer after living for 30 years in France and Canada. As a photojournalist with a yen for tough places, she hoped to use Tehran as a base for lengthy assignments in neighbouring countries. But within a matter of weeks, she lay dead in a Tehran hospital. Who killed her, and why? That question was to trigger a major battle between Iran's feuding reformists and hard-liners. Zahra's death would cast a spotlight into some of the darker corners of the Islamic regime. The facts Zahra Kazemi was approached by guards outside Tehran's Evin...
  • Canada Lashes Out at Iran Over Death Probe

    12/28/2003 6:27:27 PM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies · 239+ views
    Canada Lashes Out at Iran Over Death Probe Reuters/ David Ljunggren August 27, 2003 /OTTAWA -- Canada complained angrily on Wednesday that Iran had not yet handed over a report into the violent death of a Canadian journalist in Tehran and repeated a threat to impose sanctions unless the matter was resolved to Ottawa's satisfaction. A spokeswoman for Foreign Minister Bill Graham said Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi had met senior Canadian officials on Thursday to discuss the case of Zahra Kazemi, 54, but had no provided no new details. Mortazavi's office has charged two interrogators from the Intelligence Ministry...
  • Where Angels Fear To Tread [In Memory of Zahra Kazemi]

    12/03/2003 5:22:26 AM PST · by faludeh_shirazi · 1 replies · 115+ views
    Iran Va Jahan ^ | Dec 3, 2003 | an va Jahan Nicole Sadighi
    Where Angels Fear To TreadFree Iran at ActivistChat.com "Murder grief leaves scars on those left to survive It warps the strongest spirits and twists so many lives Murder grief is harder than any other grief to bear Because it's done by evil and the devil doesn't care Murder grief continues to tear apart your heart It stomps upon your feelings and breaks your life apart Murder grief . . ." (Susan's mother, Gertrude Bestor, was murdered 19/2/1995) Indeed these must be terribly dark days for Stephen Hachemi, where the word sympathy seems too insufficient to impart the feelings of condolences...
  • The Torture and Death of Canadian Photojournalist Zahra Kazemi...

    11/21/2003 11:23:32 AM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 2 replies · 138+ views
    The Torture and Death of Canadian Photojournalist Zahra Kazemi At The Hands of Iran's Judicial Authority Memri By: Ayelet Savyon 9.26.2003 On September 22, 2003, an agent of Iran's Intelligence Ministry was charged with the murder of Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi. Commenting on the arrest, a spokesman from the prosecutor's office said "The crime is attributed to one of the [Intelligence Ministry] interrogators," and added that no government body was involved. [1] Kazemi, of Iranian origin, was arrested on June 23, 2003 after photographing and interviewing relatives of detainees arrested during riots in Tehran. Subsequently, she was beaten to death...
  • Iran claims having arrested five over death of Canadian journalist in Iran

    11/02/2003 9:03:02 AM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 3 replies · 96+ views
    Iran claims having arrested five over death of Canadian journalist in Iran World News Jul 26, 2003 TEHRAN - Five people have been arrested in connection with the death in custody of Canadian journalist Zahra Kazemi, the public prosecutor's office announced, student news agency Isna reported. The prosecutor's office issued a statement, quoted by Insa, which gave no details of the identities of those involved but stating they were being held in custody while the inquiry continues. Relations between Ottawa and Tehran have been at a low ebb since the death of Iranian-born Kazemi. She died in hospital on July...
  • Kazemi buried in Iran: reports

    11/02/2003 8:30:00 AM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 1 replies · 104+ views
    The Iranian Student Movement Up to the Minute Reports ^ | July 23, 2003 | Globe and Mail Update
    Kazemi buried in Iran: reports Globe and Mail Update POSTED AT 2:42 AM EDT Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2003 Montreal photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was buried in Iran Wednesday morning, the Agence-France Presse is reporting. AFP cites the Iranian state news agency, IRNA, as the source of the information. The burial took place in the southwestern city of Shiraz. The news comes two weeks after Ms. Kazemi's death, which followed her arrest for taking pictures of family members of political prisoners in Tehran. Iranian officials have since admitted that Ms. Kazemi was beaten and died from an injury to her skull.
  • Kazemi's case will test Iranian reformers: Graham

    11/01/2003 7:53:36 AM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 1 replies · 102+ views
    The Iranian Student Movement Up to the Minute Reports ^ | July 17, 2003 | JEFF SALLOT and INGRID PERITZ
    Kazemi's case will test Iranian reformers: Graham By JEFF SALLOT and INGRID PERITZ From Thursday's Globe and Mail Ottawa and Montreal — The Iranian government's admission that Montreal photojournalist Zahra Kazemi died of a skull fracture suffered while in custody provoked Canadian demands yesterday that those responsible be identified and prosecuted. "If crimes have been committed, we are demanding of the Iranian government to punish those who committed the crime, and we will push that case," Prime Minister Jean Chrétien said. "It's completely unacceptable that a journalist goes there to do professional work and be threatened that way," he told...