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Canada Hunts for Body of Photographer in Iran

Canadian diplomats in Tehran are hunting for the body of a Montreal-based freelance photographer who died from alleged head wounds after being arrested, officials said on Monday. The case of 54-year-old Zahra Kazemi is becoming increasingly confused amid disagreements between her mother — who has given permission for the body to be buried in Iran — and her son, who wants it returned to Canada for an autopsy. Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Sunday ordered a probe into the death of Kazemi, who was arrested in late June after taking pictures of Tehran’s notorious Evin jail, where many dissidents are jailed. Kazemi’s son and friends in Canada insist she was beaten into a coma while Iranian officials say she fell ill after her interrogation started and died of “a brain attack.” Full Story

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