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video turns women into icon of Iran unrest

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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 12:49 PM
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Election in Iran
Video turns woman into icon of Iran unrest
Amateur footage appears to capture death of woman identified as ‘Neda’

msnbc.com staff and news service reports
Amateur video of a young Iranian woman lying in the street — blood streaming from her nose and mouth — has quickly become an iconic image of the country's opposition movement and unleashed a flood of outrage at the regime's crackdown.

They show people trying desperately to treat the woman, who is clad in blue jeans, white sneakers, a black jacket and the headscarf required by Iran's Islamic dress code. Her eyes roll back and blood squirts from her nose, pouring across her face as those trying to help her scream.

People posting the video say the woman was shot by a member of the pro-government Basij militia.

A profile on Wikipedia identified the woman as Neda Agha Soltani, and said she was 26 or 27 years old.


The bloody imagery alone could have an important impact on public opinion in Iran, where the idea of martyrdom resonates deeply among a populace steeped in the stories and imagery of Shiite Islam, a faith founded on the idea of self-sacrifice in the cause of justice.


[edit on 22-6-2009 by amyfriend]




posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 12:49 PM
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heres a news article that just poped up on the young women who was sadisctly murderd by the Iranian regime..

if this has already been posted Im sorry and the mods can remove...

I hope something becomes of this horrible murder and they pay dearly for it!!!

This could be a big firecracker against the hard liners there!!!!

www.msnbc.msn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 22-6-2009 by amyfriend]



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