21 June 2009

The story of Neda

This is all over the internet today.  Via Crooks and Liars, here's the text from the Youtube video

(warning:  graphic) of this Iranian girl, Neda, immediately after she was gunned down by a Basij militiaman in Iran yesterday:

Basij shots to death a young woman in Tehran's Saturday June 20th protests

At 19:05 June 20th
Place: Karekar Ave., at the corner crossing Khosravi St. and Salehi st.

A young woman who was standing aside with her father watching the protests was shot by a basij member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house. He had clear shot at the girl and could not miss her. However, he aimed straight her heart. I am a doctor, so I rushed to try to save her. But the impact of the gunshot was so fierce that the bullet had blasted inside the victim's chest, and she died in less than 2 minutes.

The protests were going on about 1 kilometers away in the main street and some of the protesting crowd were running from tear gass used among them, towards Salehi St.

The film is shot by my friend who was standing beside me.
Please let the world know.

The original video, which is extremely graphic, is at the above C&L link.  It's uncomfortable to watch, but sometimes that means we need to watch all the more.  

Below is the Al Jazeera report on the shooting.


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