Posts tagged "neda"

Police Tear-Gas Mourners Who Gather 40 Days After Neda’s Horrific Death

Remember that horrific video of an Iranian woman being shot to death during the post-election violence in Iran? Well, her name was Neda Agha-Soltan and today hundreds of people gathered by her grave to mourn the 40th day since her death, an important Shiite mourning tradition. The Iranian government didn’t want any services to be…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 30, 2009

All About Neda Agha-Soltan

Yesterday, we showed you the extremely disturbing video of an Iranian woman, Neda, being shot at a protest in Tehran. At the time, not much was known about her—who she was, why she was at the protest, or even if her name was really Neda. But today, the details are emerging. We now know that…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 23, 2009

Is Turning Neda Into An Icon The Answer?

Yesterday we posted about Neda, the Iranian woman who was gunned down during protests in Tehran this weekend. Her brutal death was caught on camera and posted on YouTube, and many websites, including The Frisky, have posted it. She’s been deemed the “face” of the opposition movement in Iran, particularly representative of the women who…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 23, 2009

I Am Neda: Could This Be The Birth Of A New Iranian Revolution?

It’s been 10 days since the controversial election in Iran. And ever since, Iranian women have been protesting in full force for a fair election. But on Saturday night, a devastating video began circulating the internet that showed a young woman, Neda, dying after being shot in the heart at a protest in Tehran.

By: Justine Fields / June 22, 2009