Group calls for new probe in Kazemi death

165.jpgAn international journalist rights group is calling on Iran to re-open a trial into the murder of Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi.

Reporters Without Borders made the request today to coincide with the fourth anniversary of Ms. Kazemi’s death.

Ms. Kazemi, 54, died of a fractured skull and brain hemorrhage after being apprehended by the Iranian secret police.

She had been arrested after taking pictures of a protest outside an Iranian prison.

Emily Jacquard, who works for Reporters Without Borders, says a letter has been sent to Foreign Affairs Minister Peter McKay calling on the Canadian government to continue to pressure the Iranian government.

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