Today is the birthday of Neda Agha Sultan, the girl who was killed with her eyes open and left this world

Neda Agha-Soltan (23 January 1983 – 20 June 2009) was an Iranian student of philosophy, who was participating in the 2009 election protests with her music teacher, and was walking back to her car when she was fatally shot in the upper chest.Eyewitnesses are reported by western sources as saying Agha-Soltan was shot by a militiaman belonging to Basij paramilitary organization. Her death was captured on video by bystanders and broadcast over the Internet, and the video became a rallying point for the opposition. Agha-Soltan’s death became iconic in the struggle of protesters against the disputed election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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January 25, 2023 | 12:31 am