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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:29 PM
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I wonder if * will seize upon the Kazemi trial in Iran ...
... and use it to push "they hate us for our freedoms"?

Zahra Kazemi was an Iranian-Canadian journalist who died while under interrogation by Iranian authorities. Canada is furious that the Iranian government, after finally agreeing to a trial of the accused security agents, first wouldn't allow Canadian and European diplomatic observers to attend, and then ended the trial early.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.2004... /

I'm doubly upset that any attempt by Canada and human-rights organizations to press the Iranian government on this issue will, alas, play into the Bush Administration's apparent plan to drum up anti-Iranian sentiment.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:30 PM
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1. This is so minor it shouldn't even be on the radar
True, that's never stopped him before.
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SeveneightyWhoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:41 PM
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2. Minor? I would disagree.
It's a pretty big deal in Canada.
The Iranian government played a part in killing a journalist, a Canadian one at that, and covering it up. Not a big deal? I have absolutely no sympathy for the government of Iran.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:07 PM
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3. We pulled our ambassador today...
That's a pretty major step for Canada.

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