Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

Neda Soltani

I have no words. Yesterday I watched as this lovely young woman, looking for a better life in her own country was killed on the street. I know I was not alone, and I also know I was not the only one who cried.

The video is not for the faint of heart. Her sister posted it on her Facebook:

Women are playing a large role in this upheaval, and this young female casualty has become the rallying point. On Twitter, there is a suggestion to change #iranelection to #neda. Further protests are expected on the 3rd, 7th, and 40th days after her death as these are days of remembrance in Shiite tradition. Such remembrances brought down the Shah in 1979.

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