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Sunday, July 14, 2013

WE DO NOT FORGET: ZAHRA KAZEMI DIED IN IRAN 10 YEARS AGO TODAY


A vigil held for Zahra Kazemi on July 30, 2003.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
CJFE remembers Zahra Kazemi, an Iranian-Canadian photojournalist who died 10 years ago today while on assignment in Iran. She was arrested on June 23, 2003 while taking photographs of a public protest outside a prison near Tehran, and subsequently detained. While in captivity, she suffered head injuries that Iranian authorities attributed to myriad causes before admitting that she had been tortured by her interrogator. She succumbed to her injuries in hospital on July 10, 2003.
Zahra Kazemi was posthumously awarded CJFE’s Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award in 2003. Her son, Stephan Hachemi, is currently appealing to the Supreme Court of Canada for the right to sue the Iranian government for his mother’s death.
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