Ziba Kazemi: Celebrating her life to remember injusticePosted: 16 September 2011 | Author: bootehBeeta | Filed under: COZY CORNER, Montreal related, SOCIAL-POLITICAL, Uncategorized | Tags: concordia_university, events, human_rights, International, Iran, politics, sound_theatre, Ziba_kazemi | 1 Comment
Ziba Kazemi, an Iranian-Canadian photojournalist, was murdered by the Islamic Regime of Iran in 2003 while in custody. She was arrested on charges of taking pictures of prisoners’ families who had gathered outside the notorious Evin prison. Ziba was born in Shiraz in 1949 and spent most of her life in France and Canada. She resided in Montreal with her only child, Stephan , who was in his early 20s at the time of his mother’s death. The circumstances of Ziba’s brutal death at the hands of Islamic regime, her courage in confronting the officials, and her family’s five-year battle in launching a law suit against the government of Iran brought international recognition and support – including from organizations such as Canadian Centre for International Justice and Amnesty International, and the worldwide media attention to her case – albeit sparingly.