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Thursday, September 22, 2005
  How exactly do you intend to enforce your demands without a viable military to back you up? Use harsh language? A stern tut tutting?
Canada demands justice over photographer murdered in Iran - Yahoo! News: "UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Canadian Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew said he had told his Iranian counterpart that Ottawa expected justice to be rendered in the murder of Canadian-Iranian photographer Zahra Kazemi.
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Pettigrew had a rare meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here Tuesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

'I have indicated to him that Canada was determined in going to the bottom of Madame Kazemi's case,' he told reporters.

'That lady was raped, beaten and killed,' he said. 'Justice must be rendered... They owed it to Madame Kazemi, they owed it to the international community as well.'

Kazemi, who was 54, died in custody in Tehran in 2003 July after being arrested for photographing a demonstration outside a Tehran prison. Family lawyers have accused the Iranian judiciary of a cover-up, a charge backed by Ottawa.

Iran's previous reformist government acknowledged Kazemi was violently beaten in prison, although the judiciary has also said she may have died after a fall.

'This is before the court. The (Kazemi) family has asked for an appeal. I told the minister yesterday that we expected that appeal to take place, to stop dragging their feet,' Pettigrew said."
 
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