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THE YOUNG WOMAN WHOSE DEATH HAS BECOME A SYMBOL OF THE IRANIAN
ANTI-GOVERNMENT MOVEMENT.
NEDA AGHA-SOLTAN
26 year old young woman, was killed by a
        gunshot on June 19, 2009
 Near a protest organized by su...
A video of Neda's death found its way out of
Iran, where it was uploaded to the websites of
  various media organizations,...
By some accounts of her life, Neda was not
 deeply involved in politics. At the time of her
death, she was with her singin...
Neda, whose name means "the voice" or "the
    call" in Farsi, studied philosophy and took
  "underground" singing lessons...
Mehdi Karroubi, an opposition candidate in the
election, called Neda a martyr on his website: "A
   young girl, who did no...
One of Neda's relatives said the government
  ordered the family to bury her immediately.
  Family members were barred fro...
Neda has not been the only person to die during
  the anti-government protests. Iranian state
  television has reported 10...
Neda Agha Soltan
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Neda Agha Soltan

  1. 1. THE YOUNG WOMAN WHOSE DEATH HAS BECOME A SYMBOL OF THE IRANIAN ANTI-GOVERNMENT MOVEMENT.
  2. 2. NEDA AGHA-SOLTAN 26 year old young woman, was killed by a gunshot on June 19, 2009 Near a protest organized by supporters of opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi.
  3. 3. A video of Neda's death found its way out of Iran, where it was uploaded to the websites of various media organizations, Facebook and YouTube. The dramatic 40-second tape stirred outrage and attracted tens of thousands of viewers.
  4. 4. By some accounts of her life, Neda was not deeply involved in politics. At the time of her death, she was with her singing instructor. The two of them had ventured out to witness the protests, but after being caught in a clash with club-wielding forces, they chose to head home. When they stepped out of a car, the fatal shot was fired.
  5. 5. Neda, whose name means "the voice" or "the call" in Farsi, studied philosophy and took "underground" singing lessons. (In Iran, women are not permitted to sing in public.) She was engaged to be married. Several photographs that supposedly show her have circulated on the Internet, but not all of them have been correct. This photo was published by the Los Angeles Times with a notation that it was provided by a family friend.
  6. 6. Mehdi Karroubi, an opposition candidate in the election, called Neda a martyr on his website: "A young girl, who did not have a weapon in her soft hands, or a grenade in her pocket, became a victim of thugs who are supported by a horrifying intelligence apparatus." In this photo, Iranian women in Dubai light candles in front of a memorial for Neda. The identity of the woman in the memorial's photo (which has been used by media around the world) is disputed; many say it is not the woman who was killed.
  7. 7. One of Neda's relatives said the government ordered the family to bury her immediately. Family members were barred from holding a memorial service, an additional wound in a society where a week of mourning is customary. This photo, purporting to show Neda's grave, is said to have been taken by her boyfriend.
  8. 8. Neda has not been the only person to die during the anti-government protests. Iranian state television has reported 10 deaths, while the radio has reported 19. Many believe the true total is much higher. Because Neda's death was so horrible to witness and so easily seen, she rapidly became a rallying point for the anti- government movement.

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