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  • iranianriots 8:22 pm on June 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Paolo Coelho links to Neda’s video… 

    Paolo Coelho, the author of The Alchemist, and various other books, blogs about Neda, and posts a link to her YouTube video (as told by CNN). The author writes that the doctor – who can be seen trying to rescue Neda (the man in the blue shirt is Neda’s music teacher, the doctor is the man in the white shirt and jeans) – is his best friend in Tehran.

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    “My best friend in Iran, a doctor who showed me its [Tehran’s] beautiful culture […] in 2000, who fought a war in the name of the Islamic Republic, […] who always stood by real human values, is seen here trying to resuscitate Neda – hit in her heart.”

    See the article on Paolo Coelho’s official blog: http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2009/06/22/iran-by-neda/

     
  • iranianriots 7:15 pm on June 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Iranian clerics say: Replace Khamenei! 

    According to Al Arabiya:

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    “Members of the assembly are reportedly considering forming a collective ruling body and scrapping the model of Ayatollah Khomeini as a way out of the civil crisis that has engulfed Tehran in a series of protests”

    Read full article: http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/06/21/76567.html

     
  • iranianriots 9:43 am on June 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Mousavi is ready for anything… 

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    Mousavi told the people on Jeyhan Street, in Tehran: I am prepared for martyrdom, and if they arrest me, go on strike and don’t go to work.

    Keep track on Mir Hossein Mousavi’s twitter on: http://twitter.com/mousavi1388 

     
    • Philippine- Iran 11:43 am on June 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      fight for your freedom! the world is watching! We will watch!

    • fsefesfes 5:15 am on June 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Death to the rioters
      Death to the rioters
      Death to the rioters

      • H.O. 6:54 am on June 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Death to fsefesfes
        Death to fsefesfes
        Death to fsefesfes

      • Anonymous 2:36 pm on June 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        kos bibit fsefsfse

  • iranianriots 8:55 am on June 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    CNN reports: Death toll is 19 and may be much higher… 

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    TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Unrest in Iran’s capital left 19 people dead on Saturday, hospital sources said. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll as high as 150 on the seventh day of post-election demontrations.

    Source: http://cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2009/06/20/at-least-19-killed-in-tehran-protests/

     
  • iranianriots 4:11 am on June 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    One person killed, June 20th [Video] 

    Khiaboone Shadmehr (Shadmehr St.) & Meydoon Azadi (Azadi St.), in Tehran, June 20th. A protester is shot by the Basiji.

     
  • iranianriots 3:27 am on June 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Girl shot in protests: Her name was Neda… 

    On June 20th, a young woman was shot by the Basiji policing force in Tehran, Iran. Her name was Neda, and she not actively protesting when she was shot. Rather, she was watching the demonstrations with her music teacher (update: not father) beside her, but became yet another victim of the Basiji policing force.
    The video follows below (WARNING! The video is extremely graphic!):

    Information about the video:

    On both Facebook and YouTube, the video comes with this explanation, written by someone who says that he was present when this video was shot and describes what it shows:

    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.

    Again, we have no way of knowing when or where the video was shot, or if this reader’s account is accurate, due to the intense restrictions on first-hand reporting imposed on the press inside Iran.

    From: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/20/saturday-updates-on-irans-disputed-election/

    Another blogger writes about Neda and quotes some feeds from Twitter:

    Her name was Neda, an innocent bystander shot dead just for watching.

    We are Neda and all those who fell with her.

    Neda is one Iranian. Neda is all Iranians.

    RT May God cradle #NEDA in Peace and wake her soul to show her that she was not lost for nothing, her blood rained freedom

    The World cries seeing your last breath, you didn’t die in vain. We remember you.

    Furthermore she writes:

    It has been reported that the name Neda means voice or call in Farsi…

    Her name was Neda…

    She is the voice of the people. She is a call to freedom.

    Read the full article of the  quoted blogger: http://primarysources.newsvine.com/_news/2009/06/20/2951910-her-name-was-neda

    As native speakers, we can indeed confirm that it means shout in the way of a proclamation, or as the writer translated, it means a call, as in a call for a prayer.

    On Twitter: elcidreza: The girl (Neda) died with open eyes. Shame on us to live with closed eyes.

    09:00am, Sunday, June 21st (IRDT) – Time in Tehran, Iran

    Neda jaan, our hearts are with You and Your family. Khodaa negahetoon daare. May your soul be in a peaceful place.

    Please share this story, or write about Neda yourself. Just don’t let her precious life be forgotten. And if you have a faith, please pray for her family.

    Update (June 23rd, 2009):
    nedawiki
    Because the Wikipedia page is constantly updated, I will instead link to that.

    Update (June 25th, 2009):

    nedasfamily
    Read the article about Neda’s family being forced out of their house

     
    • maral 12:08 pm on June 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      it was not her father..it was her prf from university – i had the source but i cant find it right now

  • iranianriots 1:56 am on June 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Khamenei used to condemn tyranny… 

    Before coming to power, the current “supreme” leader, Ayatollah Khomenei was quoted saying:

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    “Once illiteracy, poverty, hunger, oppression and inequality are wiped away from society, the revolution will have been successful.”

    Read full article: http://tehranbureau.com/press-roundup/khamanei-condemns-tyranny/

     
  • iranianriots 7:10 am on June 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    International community prefers Ahmadinejad? 

    Hezbollah leader and Israeli Prime Minster finally agree on one thing: Ahmadinejad is great! 

    guardianisrael
    “Ahmadinejad’s strong language and blunt actions made him easier to criticise internationally.”
    […]
    “If you have friends in Iran, try to convince them to vote for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today … There is no one who will serve Israel’s PR interests better than him.”
    […]
    Hassan Nasrallah […][Ahmadinejad is a] great hope to all the oppressed people, who reject the powers of arrogance and occupation.

    Read full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/18/iran-election-protests-middle-east

    Now why on earth would any Israeli government official prefer Ahmadinejad? That’s impossible!
    On a second thought, it create new possibilities… For example this:

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has argued that Iran’s nuclear ambitions, not Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians, should occupy the world’s attention.

    Source: (AP) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/8556838

     
  • iranianriots 5:42 am on June 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    BBC Persian television combats broadcast interference from Iran 

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    Since Friday 12 June the BBC Persian service […] have been subject to deliberate interference.
    […]
    The satellite operator has traced the interference and has confirmed it is coming from within Iran.
    This interference is contrary to all international agreements for satellite usage to which Iran is a signatory.

    Read full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/06_june/19/persian.shtml

     
  • iranianriots 8:29 am on June 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    In protest, a flag so Green 

    iranflag
    For all those who lost their lives. May your souls rest in a blissful peace. And may Iran find peace.

     
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