June 23, 2009

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER:

Neda Loved Music, Travelling And Iran: Neda studied Islamic philosophy, played the piano and loved travelling. She was not an activist. (Javno, 6/23/09)

She was buried quickly and quietly, she was called the Angel of Iran and she became the symbol of freedom of the Iranian people. Her name is Neda Agha-Soltan and her life ended on Saturday when she was shot by a member of the Iranian militia.

The soldier was shooting straight for her heart – the bullet exploded in her chest. The video footage of her death circled the globe, giving Iranian protestors a motive to maintain with the struggle for their rights. Politicians like U.S. Republican John McCain, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Iranian oppositional leader Mousavi used the tragedy to criticise the regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

However, they all forgot that she was just somebody`s daughter, sister and friend. The girl was only 26 years old, everyone said she was cheerful and full of enthusiasm. She fought for justice, together with her friends. Politics has ruled again, while she is just a victim whose name will probably be forgotten in a few months` time.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 23, 2009 6:13 AM
blog comments powered by Disqus
« RELAY FOR LIFE | Main | WE'RE IN IF IT'S FREE!: »