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  • Iran’s Neda: 5 Years Later

    06/24/2014 8:47:51 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 1 replies
    FSM ^ | 6/24/2014 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Iran's pro-democracy movement, the Green Movement, was born in the tumultuous aftermath of presidential elections held on June 12, 2009. Although the results unambiguously declared incumbent candidate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the landslide victor, the majority of Iranians – including Ahmadinejad's opponents in the election, Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mehdi Karroubi found this outcome outrageously fraudulent, and took to the streets in protest. Some Iranian demonstrators were demanding reform while the majority were demanding a referendum to replace the regime with a democratic and perhaps secular one. Their umbrage became so widespread and well-known that they were soon identified as a serious...
  • Iranian Student Protester Neda Soltan Is Times Person of the Year

    12/25/2009 7:15:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 1,611+ views
    London Times ^ | December 25th 2009
    December 26, 2009 Iranian Student Protester Neda Soltan Is Times Person of the Year Neda Soltan did not vote in her country's election, but was appalled by the rigging of the result. Since she was shot in a democracy protest, her face has become an opposition symbol Neda Soltan was not political. She did not vote in the Iranian presidential election on June 12. The young student was appalled, however, by the way that the regime shamelessly rigged the result and reinstalled Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ignoring the pleas of her family, she went with her music teacher eight days later to...
  • Sorry Neda, Our President Doesn't Give a Damn

    11/16/2009 5:16:00 PM PST · by jazminerose · 3 replies · 434+ views ^ | 11/16/09 | Joy Tiz
    Americans know far more about Michael Jackson than they do the history of Iran and its relationship to the United States. Most of what America knows is wrong, having been subjected to pertinacious propaganda in Ayers’ based public education . Which is why the interest in the life and death of Neda Agah-Soltan was so facilely dwarfed by the opulent freak show that surrounded Michael Jackson. Neda was the beautiful young Iranian woman who was gunned down in the streets of Tehran for the crime of showing up. She showed up to take a stand for freedom and took a...
  • Iranian authorities scramble to negate Neda Soltan 'martyrdom'(Obama still silent about Neda)

    06/23/2009 6:46:55 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 1,082+ views
    Times Online ^ | 6/23/2009 | Jenny Booth
    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...
  • Neda and Obama: The death of a single woman might undo the president's Iran strategy

    06/22/2009 9:52:11 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 52 replies · 2,238+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Editorial
    It was the sniper shot heard round the world. One moment, a young woman is standing on the sidewalk, watching the Iranian people stand up to the state. A second later, she crumbles to the sidewalk, blood pumping uselessly out of the gunshot wound in her chest. A faceless police sniper has killed Neda Agha Soltan, but also made her immortal. Her murder was videotaped and sent worldwide. Her death is now the defining image of the 2009 Iranian revolution.
  • Iran authorities acknowledge voting irregularities: Special courts set up to try protesters

    06/22/2009 6:08:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 579+ views
    New York Newsday / The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi
    Government authorities stepped up their crackdown on protesters Monday, as officials for the first time acknowledged evidence of voting irregularities in this month's presidential election, the issue that has sparked the largest street demonstrations since the Islamic Republic was established three decades ago. An initial probe into the June 12 presidential election has shown that the number of ballots cast exceeded the number of registered voters in 50 locales, a discrepancy affecting 3 million votes or more, according to the spokesman for the Guardian Council, a body of jurists and clerics in charge of safeguarding the country's constitution The council...
  • Iranian Woman Shot to Death on Video, Obama Goes for Ice Cream

    06/20/2009 3:10:27 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 70 replies · 4,417+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | June 20, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Obama won't back the protesters because if the thugocracy crushes them, Barry will need to negotiate with the mullahs. It's getting harder and harder to justify that position when you see stuff like this. This woman was reportedly just standing with her father watching the protests when the Iranian State police gunned her down. If you would prefer to go for ice cream, like the president did this afternoon, instead of witnessing the tyranny that Obama is appeasing, I don't blame you. But then again, you are not the President of the United States.
  • The World Cannot Avoid Neda's Eyes

    06/22/2009 2:19:48 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 37 replies · 1,871+ views
    Her dark eyes are haunting. They reveal the intimate agony of a brutal death, but Neda Soltan died publicly -- for the world to see. I am deeply stirred by the screenshot from a YouTube video showing Neda's eyes as she lay dying Saturday on a Tehran street. A highly connected world allows us to experience things as they happen and that, believe it or not, makes us accountable for those events. They are no longer foreign news items posted on a ticker that does not force us to engage. What is happening in Iran binds us as humans. What...
  • The Murder Of Neda Agha Soltan (Video)

    06/21/2009 5:51:53 PM PDT · by Quaker · 23 replies · 31,020+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | June 21, 2009 | George
    Caution Video is extremely graphic! Her name was Neda Agha Soltan, she was 27 years old and a philosophy student. She was shot as she and her father were observing the demonstrations in Tehran and was shot for no apparent reason. The shot that will be heard around the world. This will embolden more demonstrations. God be with her.
  • Neda, young girl brutally killed in Iran (portrait of Neda)

    06/21/2009 5:06:24 PM PDT · by libh8er · 131 replies · 9,798+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6.21.09 | Helen Kennedy
    They call her Neda, which means 'voice' in Farsi, and her death has become the central rallying cry of the Iranian rebellion. The pretty teenage girl killed by what appears to be a single sniper shot on the streets of Tehran Saturday is now a potent symbol for pro-democracy protesters battering the Islamic regime. Her quick and brutal death in the arms of her howling father was captured on close-up video, posted to Facebook and sent to computer screens across the world. "Neda you broke my heart, too young to die," was one of a flood of messages on Twitter....
  • Neda: An Unintended Symbol (Presstitutes compare Iran 2009 to Kent State 1970)

    06/21/2009 11:54:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 2,945+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2009 | Daniel Farber
    On May 4, 1970 members of the Ohio National Guard killed four students and wounded nine others at Kent State University. Some of the students were protesting the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. Others in the line of fire were just seeing what was going on, or walking to their classes. Iconic photos of the event appearing in newspapers and television galvanized the nation and inflamed the anti-war movement in the U.S. Millions of students protested and nearly 1,000 colleges and universities were shut down after the Kent State shooting. Yesterday, a young woman who was part of...
  • Iran’s cities now awash with “terrorists” [Ahmadinejad taking a page from Janet Napolitano]

    06/21/2009 12:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 953+ views
    The Coming Anarchy ^ | June 21, 2009 | Munro Ferguson
    Some quick updates on the goings on in Iran: As the title of this post infers, the Iranian government is now referring to those protesting as “terrorists” and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in reaction to comments made by both US and UK leadership, has insisted the two countries stop meddling in his affairs: "Definitely by hasty remarks you will not be placed in the circle of friendship with the Iranian nation. Therefore I advise you to correct your interfering stances." The popular uprising now has a new face (and martyr) and her name is Neda. Yesterday a graphic video depicting a young...
  • They Killed Neda but Not Her Voice

    06/21/2009 8:46:25 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 340 replies · 8,843+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 06/21/2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Her name was Neda, which means “voice” in Farsi. According to numerous online accounts picked up by media outlets worldwide, she was shot in the streets by Iranian state police while protesting today. This is what repression looks (warning: graphic):
  • Caption for Neda Photo...

    06/21/2009 3:47:41 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 122 replies · 4,847+ views
    shove_it (or any other Freepers), can you re-work the text to read "Obama Lied, Neda Died"?
  • Computers hackers helping Iranian protesters

    06/22/2009 3:55:46 PM PDT · by fightin bronco · 40 replies · 1,182+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/22/09 | Julie Steinberg
    Neda Soltani’s Death Inspires New Site A hastily created Web site called NedaNet has formed in honor of a young woman, Neda Soltani, who was killed during a Tehran protest. The site’s founder, Eric S. Raymond, created the page to serve as a jumping-off point for hackers who want to help Iranian citizens. “Our mission is to help the Iranian people by setting up networks of proxy servers, anonymizers and any other appropriate technologies that can enable them to communicate and organize — a network beyond the censorship or control of the Iranian regime,” the site says. A video widely...
  • We Are All Neda

    06/22/2009 1:44:51 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 558+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-22-09 | Curt
    (Excerpt) Read more at ...
  • Fiancé of Slain Iranian Protestor: Neda Wanted Freedom, Freedom for Everyone

    06/22/2009 1:03:52 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 21 replies · 1,358+ views
    YNet News ^ | Published: 06.22.09, 20:57 | Dudi Cohen
    Fiancé of slain Iranian protestor: Neda wanted freedom Two days after video depicting death of Iranian protestor in Tehran who has become symbol of reformist struggle, young woman's fiancé speaks to press, saying she was not politically affiliated. Iranian exile who uploaded footage to Web: I knew world would be shocked Dudi Cohen Published: 06.22.09, 20:57 / Israel News "Neda wanted freedom, freedom for everyone," said Kaspeen Makan, who was engaged to Neda Sultani, 27, the Iranian woman who has become a symbol of the reformist struggle in Iran after a video of her being killed by a Basij sniper...
  • Iran Bans Prayers for "Angel of Freedom" Neda Agha Soltan (godless b*stards!)

    06/22/2009 12:27:02 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 35 replies · 2,039+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Published: 5:21PM BST 22 Jun 2009 | by Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent
    Neda Agha Soltan, 27, was dubbed the Angel of Freedom after a video which appeared to show her being shot by a government sniper was posted on the internet. Graphic scenes show Neda – her name means "the call" – walking with her father among demonstrators, then separately when she was shot as well as attempts to save her life. Online posters of the woman covered in blood quickly emerged, included one modelled on a prominent image of Barack Obama during the last US presidential campaign. Some online posts speculated the image would rank alongside that of the unnamed man...
  • Neda Soltan, Young Woman Hailed as Martyr in Iran (Funeral banned contrary to Islamic law)

    06/22/2009 12:11:48 PM PDT · by frithguild · 43 replies · 3,083+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, June 22, 2009 | Fox News
    ... Her family scheduled a memorial service to be held in a mosque in northern Tehran, but the government forbade ceremony, and she was buried quietly on Sunday ... All mosques were given a direct order from the government barring them from holding any memorial services for Neda, and her family was threatened with grave consequences if anyone gathered to mourn her... Now reformist presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi, one of the leaders of the democratic protests in Tehran, has called for a Thursday night memorial service for all protesters who have been killed to be held at the shrine of...
  • Iran bars funeral for opposition icon (NEDA)

    06/22/2009 11:20:57 AM PDT · by frithguild · 25 replies · 1,157+ views
    Heartland News ^ | June 22, 2009 1:43 PM ET | AP Via Heartland News
    CAIRO (AP) - It seems there will be no public funeral today for a woman who some are calling "Iran's Joan of Arc." Amateur video of a young woman identified as Neda bleeding in the streets hit Facebook and YouTube this weekend and swiftly became an iconic image of Iran's opposition movement. Many are calling her a martyr. The footage appears to capture the woman's death moments after she was shot at a protest. The details of her life and death are difficult to confirm because of the government's media clampdown. An acquaintance of her family says she worked part-time...