Sunday, June 20, 2010
Story Of Martyr.
She was killed during the 2009 Iranian election protests. Her death became iconic in the struggle of Iranian protesters against what they said was the fraudulent election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
She believed in democracy as she said “'I'm here, I also voted, and my vote wasn't counted”.
The story started on June 20, 2009, at around 6:30 p.m., Neda Agha-Soltan was sitting in her Peugeot 206 in traffic on Kargar Avenue in the city of Tehran.She was accompanied by her music teacher and close friend, Hamid Panahi, and two others, who remain unidentified. The four were on their way to participate in the protests against the outcome of the 2009 Iranian presidential election.The car's air conditioner was not working well, so she stopped her car some distance from the main protests and got out on foot to escape the heat. She was standing and observing the sporadic protests in the area when she was shot in the chest.
The protests were going on about one kilometer away in the main street and some of the protesting crowd were running from tear gas used among them, towards Salehi St. The film is shot by my friend who was standing beside me” & he added “nearby members of the crowd pulled a man from his motorcycle while shouting: "We got him, we got him," disarmed him, obtained his identity card and identified him as a member of the Basij militia (government paramilitary). The militiaman, identified as Abbas Kargar Javid, was shouting, "I didn't want to kill her." The protesters let him go, but they kept the alleged killer's identity card and took many photographs of him. A recent documentary on the shooting contained a previously unseen clip of demonstrators capturing the militiaman seconds after the shooting.
Her last words were, "I'm burning, I'm burning!"
She died en route to Tehran's Shariati hospital & buried at the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in southern Tehran.
Greetings to your soul, Greetings to your courageous & greeting to your humanity Neda Agha-Soltan.
Yesterday, there was Neda & tomorrow we will have like Neda in our counters!