دوشنبه ۲۸ اسفند ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۱:۲۲
Iran Court Said to Re-examine Case of Dead Journalist
An Iranian appeals court is reportedly re-examining the case of an Iranian-Canadian journalist who died in an Iranian jail under suspicious circumstances.
The hearing opened at a Tehran court behind closed doors. The hearing is expected to continue on July 25. A spokeswoman for Canada' foreign ministry, Marie-Christine Lilkoff, says the ministry is monitoring the situation.
In 2003, photojournalist Zahra Kazemi died from a fractured skull and brain hemorrhage caused by the impact of a hard object while in Iranian custody. She had been arrested for taking pictures outside Tehran's Evin prison.
Canada suspended diplomatic ties with Iran over its handling of the investigation into Kazemi's death.
Ottawa recently demanded that a new autopsy be conducted on Kazemi's body after an exiled Iranian doctor said Kazemi, who was 54 at the time of her death, was also raped and tortured before being killed.
Tehran rejected Ottawa's demand. Iran does not recognize dual citizenship. It says Canada has n-o business looking into the Kazemi affair.