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Iranian Treatment of Journalists

Rape, Torture, and Lies
An ongoing Canadian saga has a sad new twist today: photojournalist Ziba Zahra Kazemi was likely brutally tortured and raped before her death in Iran in 2003. Arrested after a demonstration, the official Iranian line has been that her death was an accident due to injuries from a fall. The ER doctor who treated her has now spoken out, after being granted refugee status in Canada. Wikipedia has an excellent outline of the entire story.

(From MetaFilter, via Joi Ito. The comments on Metafilter are worth reading. Canada’s ongoing failure to protest is also sad.)