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Iran Agent to Face Trial Over Journalist's Killing

An Iranian court is to try an Intelligence Ministry interrogator for the “semi-intentional” murder of a Canadian journalist in a rare test of the accountability of Iran’s powerful security apparatus. The death in custody of Zahra Kazemi in July led to a diplomatic dispute between Iran and Canada and highlighted rivalries between Iranian hard-liner who control the judiciary and the reformist-controlled Intelligence Ministry. “The case is going to court now that it has been approved by the Tehran prosecutor’s office,” a judiciary official told Reuters Tuesday without giving further details. Full Story

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