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HUMAN RIGHTS: Journalist’s Death in Custody Politicized Her Club Kid Son


Stephan Hachemi, Montreal-based son of slain journalist Zahra Kazemi has seen a complete transformation of his life from a club kid into a political activist. He tells Radio Farda about his international campaign to bring her mother’s killer(s) to justice. August 2, 2004 - The death in custody of Canadian-Iranian photojournalist politicized her club kid son. Stephan Hachemi, 26, a high-school dropout, used to live an unremarkable life of a bicycle messenger by day and club kid by night in Montreal until her mother Zahra Kazemi died in the Evin prison of a blow to her head during interrogation. “These days, Hachemi is more likely to be meeting with federal ministers, giving television interviews or flying to international human rights conferences than relaxing in a cafe. With the July 10 anniversary of his mother's death, then the farcical trial that ended Sunday with the acquittal of an intelligence ministry official charged with Ms. Kazemi's death, the young man with a model’s good looks has been thrust back into the spotlight,” writes Graeme Hamilton in Canada’s National Post. “We are still considering taking the case to the international court of justice in The Hague, and we will file start a civil case in Canada to sue Iran for damages, and we also plan to bring the case to the UN,” Stephan Hachemi tells Radio Farda’s Toronto correspondent Maryam Aghvami.
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