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January 18, 2007

Said Shiraga Rahimi, 1971-2007

The Afghani political cartoonist Said Shiraga Rahimi, who had recently moved to Canada in order to find a better life for himself and his large family and to flee oppression for blunt statements about power political forces he made in various magazine in Afghanistan and Azerbaijan, was killed early morning Monday when a freight train struck his car during a pizza delivery run. Rahimi had taken the extra work to pay bills, including a low five-figure amount required to process the Rahimi family into Canada, a fee that he was paying off in installments.

A native of Kabul, Rahimi had been working on staging an exhibition of his artwork and was studying to become a police forensic artist. He is survived by a wife, five daughters and two sons.
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