July 30, 2003

FROM THE “WELL, DUH!” DEPARTMENT:

TEHRAN, July 30 — Iran’s Vice-President Mohammad Ali Abtahi said on Wednesday Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, who died in custody in Iran this month, was probably murdered.

Then there’s this:

The burial of Kazemi, a Montreal-based photojournalist of Iranian descent, has caused a diplomatic storm between Tehran and Ottawa, which wanted her body returned to Canada.

Shouldn’t the murder have caused the “diplomatic storm?”

Then again, the Canadians aren’t exactly taking a firm line against terror.