Iran: Canada Unjust in Kazemi Case

A03860315.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian official leading the latest investigation into the 2003 death of Iranian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi accused Ottawa of illegal and biased behavior in the case.

Javad Larijani, secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Commission, told CBC News that the probe of the Montreal-based freelance journalist’s death is expected to wrap up in two to three months.

“I think the position of the Canadian government is biased and unjustful and is not legal as well,” Larijani said.

Larijani also reminded Iran’s stance that the death is an internal matter and that Canada has no business getting involved. He went on to say that Canada has treated Iran unfairly over the Kazemi case and he hopes Canadian officials will see the error of its ways.

In November 2007, Iran’s Supreme Court ordered a new investigation into Kazemi’s death on Nov. 27, 2007 in a bid to verify the decision of the initial court.

Larijani maintains that the current probe, which is under his supervision, is being done in a “very open spirit.”

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