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Neda Agha-Soltan

  • Birth 23 Jan 1983 Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Death 20 Jun 2009 Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Burial Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Plot Grid 257, Row 41, Number 32
  • Memorial ID 38657685

Iranian Political Icon. Neda, whose name means "voice" in Farsi, was a 26 year-old university student studying philosophy and music. She was brutally gunned down by Iranian security forces while attending a pro Mir-Hossein Mousavi rally in Tehran, challenging Iran's election results declaring President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner. Her murder, recorded on cell phone video and viewed by millions around the world, became a galvanizing force and symbol to those seeking political and democratic reforms within the country. An attempted public funeral was blocked by Iranian officials, only allowing her immediate family members to attend her services.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 23 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38657685
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Neda Agha-Soltan (23 Jan 1983–20 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38657685, citing Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery, Tehran, Tehran, Iran ; Maintained by Find A Grave .