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Sanaz Nezami is seen in a photo provided by her sister, Sara Nezami.
By Ed White, The Associated Press
A nurse in a Michigan hospital kissed the patient’s forehead. More than 6,000 miles away, Sanaz Nezami’s family in Iran watched the simple act over a laptop computer and wept.
Nezami, a vibrant 27-year-old woman who could speak three languages, wanted to pursue an advanced degree in engineering at Michigan Technological University. Instead, she was brain dead just a few weeks after unpacking her bags, a victim of a fatal beating by her new husband, according to police.