An Iranian court this week cleared an Iranian intelligence agent of responsibility for the death of a Canadian journalist. Zahra Kazemi, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen, was taking pictures outside a prison in Tehran last summer when she was arrested by Iranian police. She died during interrogation three days later, and leaked reports showed that she had been tortured and beaten. The Canadian government, which has already withdrawn its ambassador from Iran over the incident, this week demanded a renewed investigation into Kazemi’s death. “This trial has done nothing to answer the real questions about how Zahra Kazemi died or to bring the perpetrators of her murder to justice,” said Canadian Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew.
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