Neda

>> June 22, 2009

Neda, a woman shown in the video below, was protesting in Iran on Saturday, and was shot in the stomach. She died on the street, the man surrounding her, calling her name is her father. This story is sad. She was just protesting, for her right to vote, for her right to speak, but in Iran, these rights are not rights that are available to all. Her name, Neda, means "The Call" in Farsi, and after the emergence of this video, her name has been the battle cry of many on Twitter and Facebook. Today in Iran, they are planning to have a Mourning vigil for her. Click here for story about Neda from CNN.

The video's not pretty.. and is graphic, so view at your own risk.




This story is very sad, and I feel bad for Neda's family and friends. However, I do think it is pretty awesome that women have been so involved in the Election, and the Fallout afterward. Look at how happy these women were after they had raised their voice, and voted.

2 comments:

Fidget Midget June 22, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

I feel so bad for her family, and all of those who have been affected by the situation over there. I read on the BBC News site that she was actually a few blocks away from the main protesting and had stepped out of her car for a second to get fresh air, and that's when she was shot.

Keri June 22, 2009 at 11:36 PM  

This story is so touching, Nic. Thanks for keeping us informed. It is really a tragedy that this sort of thing is still going on. At least the women aren't hiding and they want to be heard. They want their lives, their opinions to matter. It's really sad for the families that are directly effected by her death. But she will be remembered for her life and for what she died for.

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