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June 22, 2009

Neda

More details are emerging about the 26 year old young woman whose cold blooded murder was captured on video and quickly became the face of the Second Iranian Revolution.

The BBC Persia (via HufPo, it's worth the click) has an interview with Neda's fiance. Needless to say, it's well worth the read. (scroll down to 1:03pm update for full interview)

Kasamin Makan, Neda Agha-Setan's fiancee, was interviewed by BBC Persia, noting that Neda would have turned 27 this year. "Neda's goal was not Mousavi or Ahmadinejad, it was her country and was important for her to fight for this goal. She had said many times that if she had lost her life or been shot in the heart, which indeed what happened, it was important for her to continue in this path," he said.

..."It seems that Mr. Mousavi's supporters are trying to portray Neda as one of his supporters. This is not so. Neda was incredibly close to me and she was never supportive of either two groups. Neda wanted freedom and freedom for all."

The regime outlawed any memorials for Neda but that didn't stop protesters from gathering. Of course, the thugs attacked.

"comatus" from the comments

I finally looked at her picture, and she looked familiar somehow. I think we have a statue of her in the harbor at New York. Delacroix caught a glimpse of her once on a barricade in Paris. She carried water to the cannon crews at Monmouth, and drove a chariot at Watling Street. She cut off Holophernes' head.

She will be missed, but she will be back. She's that kind of girl.

What Neda's death means to different generations in Iran. It's a Daily Beast link via Allah but worth the read.


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