Iranian girl shot dead on video during protests - video

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Iranian girl shot dead on video during protests - video

Normally this is far to graphic to show, but its important. The religious police shoot, not a protester, but a girl standing beside her father watching the protest

Of all the potential targets on the street, why the girl? Thats is the most obscene action taken, the most innocent of them all was deliberately targeted.

Translation of the voice in the video (which I think is the older man) from Farsi:
... Quote:
Nedah, dear, don't be scared. Nedah, don't be scared. Nedah, don't be scared. Nedah, don't go. Nedah, don't go. NEDAH, DON'T GO!
Nedah being the girls name.

I could only watch a very short part of the video, and I don't really recommend watching it at all, but the tragedy of it is immense.

Thread with discussion of this killing

A good explanation of what happened, if you don't want to watch it.

The actual video.... don't watch it its very disturbing, but just know that this happened, read the posts on the links above first.
By netchicken: posted on 21-6-2009

That's messed up. I can understand military personnel dying, since in America they are all volunteers and understand the risks, but this is an innocent bystander. The people who do these things must be brought to justice.
By peregrine: posted on 21-6-2009

Neda - Iranian girl shot dead in Iran

Here is an article on Neda ...

Her name is Neda, which means "voice" in Farsi, and her death has become the central rallying cry of the Iranian rebellion.

The fresh-faced teenage girl killed by what appears to be a single sniper shot on the streets of Tehran Saturday is now a potent symbol for Iran's pro-democracy protesters.

Her shocking and quick death in the arms of her howling father was captured on closeup video, posted to Facebook and came to life on computer screens across the globe.

"RIP Neda, the world cries seeing your last breath," was one of a flood of messages on Twitter.

"They killed Neda, but not her voice," read another. "Neda is everyone's sister, everyone's daughter, everyone's voice for freedom," said a third.

Within hours of her death, posters of the girl's face, open-eyed and bloody, were being brandished by demonstrators in Los Angeles and New York City.

Read more:
By netchicken: posted on 22-6-2009


Neda Agha-Soltan (1982 June 20, 2009; age 2627) was an Iranian woman whose killing, allegedly by Basij militia during the 2009 Iranian election protests, was captured on video by bystanders.

The graphic videos were posted on the Internet, and her name quickly became a rallying cry for the opposition.

Neda means "voice" or "calling" in Persian, and she has been referred to as the "voice of Iran" and "a symbol of pro-democracy protesters battering the Islamic regime" in the World.

By netchicken: posted on 22-6-2009

Iran is trying to stop Neda becoming a symbol of democracy, so her death is more than just another person dying.

The Iranian authorities have ordered the family of a student shot dead in Tehran to take down mourning posters as they struggle to stop her becoming the rallying point for protests against the presidential election.

Neda Salehi Agha Soltan, 26, was killed as she watched a pro-democracy protest, and mobile phone footage of her last moments have become a worldwide symbol of Iran's turmoil.

The authorities had already banned a public funeral or wake and have prevented gatherings in her name while the state-controlled media has not mentioned Miss Soltan's death.

Today it was reported that they had also told her family to take down the black mourning banners outside their home in the Tehran suburbs to prevent it becoming a place of pilgrimage. They were also told they could not hold a memorial service at a mosque.
By netchicken: posted on 24-6-2009

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