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Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi buried in Shiraz

7/23/03 Iranian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was buried in her birthplace Shiraz, Fars province, on Wednesday morning, IRNA reported.

Several state and local officials attended the funeral.

Kazemi's mother had earlier agreed to bury the photojournalist in Iran. In a facsimile sent to IRNA, she said, "In order to prevent any misuse of the tragic incident, I want my beloved daughter's body buried in Shiraz."

Kazemi was arrested while taking photo from Evin prison compound on June 23. She was taken to hospital three days later after complaining of poor health during interrogation.

The 54-year-old photojournalist, who was working for Canada's Camera Press journal, was pronounced dead from brain hemorrhage in a Tehran hospital on July 11.

President Khatami assigned four cabinet ministers to see whether there is a matter of culpability in her sudden death.

The report released by the investigating committee on Sunday said that Mrs Zahra Kazemi died of brain hemorrhage caused by a split in her skull.

On Monday, Head of the Judiciary Ayatollah Mahmoud Shahroudi ordered Tehran Province's Prosecution to hold judicial investigation into the case.

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