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Eyewitnesses: Basij's clearly targeted Neda Agha-Soltan

June 22, 2009
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R.I.P. Neda Agha Soltan - 1982-2009

The story of “Neda: Angel of Freedom” and the horrifying way she was made to leave this beautiful earth. Her life taken from her in an instant as if it were meaningless. But as history proves evil tyrants have no compassion for humanity. As was the case of the cold blooded murder of an innocent. A young woman in the dawn of her life–Neda Agha-Soltan. God rest her soul. May the monsters who took her life roast in hell.

The woman, Neda Agha-Soltan, was buried on Sunday.Her fiance, Caspian Makan, told BBC Persian TV about the circumstances of Neda’s death.
She was near the area, a few streets away, from where the main protests were taking place, near the Amir-Abad area. She was with her music teacher, sitting in a car and stuck in traffic.

She was feeling very tired and very hot. She got out of the car for just for a few minutes.

And that’s when it all happened.

That’s when she was shot dead. Eyewitnesses and video footage of the shooting clearly show that probably Basij paramilitaries in civilian clothing deliberately targeted her. Eyewitnesses said they clearly targeted her and she was shot in the chest.


On Monday afternoon, we had planned to hold a memorial service at the mosque.

But the authorities there and the paramilitary group, the Basij, wouldn’t allow it because they were worried it would attract unwanted attention and they didn’t want anymore trouble.

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Medius Oriens has put up a website in memory of young Neda Agha-Soltan “Neda’s Voice

An excerpt of her thoughts.

I created this site to preserve the memory of the young lady I first wrote about on Medius Oriens, and whom we all know as Neda. The advent of social media, including the sites of Twitter and YouTube, has meant we have been able like never before to grieve with those struggling against tyranny. Since the Iranian presidential election of 2009 on June 12, millions around the world have tuned in to watch events unfold, as thousands of passionate Iranian individuals have coalesced around a common hope. What started as a cry for a re-count of a stolen election led to a demand for a re-vote. Some are now calling for an entirely new constitution.

What the drama of the so-called Green Revolution has thus far shown us is the indefatigable longing for freedom in the hearts of men and women living under repressive regimes. The story of Neda may, as I expect, become the story of this movement. Neda was just a young lady living in an otherwise beautiful nation with an unparalleled culture.

A Facebook page titled “Angel of Iran” has been created to honor her:


Personally I can not bring myself to post the YouTube video of her death. I do not have it in me.

If you care to watch it you can find it here.

Warning:  Extremely graphic.

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