Negating Neda: Iranian Government Seeks to Erase Memory of Iranian Martyr

amd_neda_headshotActing true to it authoritarian form, the Iranian government is seeking to erase evidence of Neda Solton, the 26-year-old woman who died during protests when government forces used live rounds to disperse crowds.

Officials have ordered the family to take down mourning posters and have barred any gatherings in her name. They have even blocked the family from holding a public burial or memorial service.

Nevertheless, posters have started to appear around the city and the effort to block internet access has not been entirely successful. In the meantime, most of the media has been blocked from even mentioning her name. One of the few references on television claimed to have debunked the story and suggested that the scene was staged, here.

She was shot when she was walking to a demonstration in Freedom Square in central Tehran. As the video below depicts, she died on the street. Her last words were: “I’m burning! I’m burning!”

Tributes have been posted on Youtube to Neda:

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63 thoughts on “Negating Neda: Iranian Government Seeks to Erase Memory of Iranian Martyr”

  1. Mespo:

    I didn’t quite understand your last post here.
    Buddha didn’t say “Look in the mirror . . .”, Sicillian did.

    So what did it mean exactly about mirrors and felons?

    And who is whose adversary?
    And why are we adversaries anyway, cumon people now, smile upon your brother everybody get together, try to luv one another right now.

  2. Buddha:

    “Look in the mirror and finally come to terms with the hypocrite that you are.”


    Try as you might as you stare into that mirror you will never see a convicted felon. I wonder if your adversary can say the same thing!

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