Canadian journalist buried in Iran
Canadian-Iranian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was buried in her birthplace Shiraz on Wednesday.
Several state and local officials attended the funeral, according to IRNA news agency. Kazemi's mother had earlier agreed to bury her daughter in Iran.
According to IRNA, Kazemi was arrested while taking photos of the Evin prison compound on June 23. According to the report, she was taken to hospital three days later after complaining of "poor health during her interrogation".
The 54-year-old photojournalist, who was working for Canada's Camera Press journal, was pronounced dead as a result of a brain hemorrhage in a Tehran hospital on July 11, the news agency concluded.
President Mohammad Khatami assigned four cabinet members to inquire into her death last week. President Khatami urged the four cabinet ministers to see whether there is a matter of culpability in the case. (Albawaba.com)
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