Tuesday, June 23, 2009

TRIBUTE TO: Neda Salehi Agha Soltan...

Neda Salehi Agha Soltan

The facts, as we know them, about the 26-year-old whose dying face has become a symbol for Iran's pro-democracy protesters

Neda was born in Tehran, the second of three children
- Her father was a civil servant, her mother a housewife; she had an older and a younger brother
- Studied Islamic philosophy at Azad University in Tehran
- Trained as a tour guide, taking Turkish lessons in the hope of leading trips abroad
- Keen pianist and singer, fond of Persian pop music
- Appreciated the poetry of Iran's Rumi and America's Robert Frost
- Loved to travel, taking package tours to Dubai, Thailand and Turkey
- Was engaged to photojournalist Caspian Makan, 37, whom she met in Turkey two months ago
- Ignored warnings by friends not to take part in pro-democracy protests, saying "Don't worry, it's just one bullet and it's over"
- Shot in the chest at 6.30pm on Saturday as she stood near her friends' car in a traffic jam on Karegar Street, while travelling to a demonstration
- Her last words were "I'm burning! I'm burning", according to her music teacher Hamid Panahi, who was beside her
- She died on the way to Shariati hospital
- Family forbidden from holding a funeral in a mosque, or placing mourning banners outside their apartment in the Tehran Pars district
- Buried in Behesht Zahra cemetery in southern Tehran
- Media blackout imposed in Iran on reporting her death; friends heard of it from relatives abroad
- Video of her last moments filmed by bystanders has become a global phenomenon via Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
SHAME, it`s what I feels, and ANGER, it`s a heavy tribute for the DEMOCRACY in IRAN

The BLINDNESS of political and religious Leaders in Iran!!! Until when???

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