Reported the Daily News June 21:

They call her Neda, which means ‘voice’ in Farsi, and her death has become the central rallying cry of the Iranian rebellion.

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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….
Iconic posters of her dead face, open-eyed and bloody, were carried by demonstrators in Los Angeles and NYC within hours….
The expat said her name was Neda Soltani, a 16-year-old philosophy student….
One of the many other videos… captured Neda in the last moments of her life, standing on a curb with her silver-haired father, simply watching the protesters go by.
Neda’s martyrdom has the potential to be a galvanizing event….

WARNING: The following :40 video is gruesome….

3 points about this horrendous tragedy as it relates to our issue:

  • Were Neda’s murder not on visual display, it would not have the same impact on the movement for which she died.

  • The only protests against showing the imageries of Neda’s murder are coming from those supporting the regime responsible for it.
  • YouTube has not unpublished this video as too graphic, although it has censored pro-life videos much less graphic.