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 Neda Agha-Soltan

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Neda Agha-Soltan Famous memorial

Birth
Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Death
20 Jun 2009 (aged 26)
Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Burial
Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Plot
Grid 257, Row 41, Number 32
Memorial ID
38657685 View Source

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.

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.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 23 Jun 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 38657685
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38657685/neda-agha-soltan: accessed ), memorial page for Neda Agha-Soltan (23 Jan 1983–20 Jun 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 38657685, citing Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery, Tehran, Tehran, Iran; Maintained by Find a Grave .