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.
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 YouTube has not unpublished this video as too graphic, although it has censored pro-life videos much less graphic.