A 40 second video clip of an Iranian girl, named “Neda,” the Farsi word for voice, allegedly shot dead by a Basij soldier has been circulating the web as of Saturday. Her shooting comes as Iran faces demonstrations in the magnitude not seen since the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
The footage shows the girl, with a singe bullet wound in her chest, lying on her back as her family tries to unsuccessful save her. Blood is first seen leaving her chest, and later flowing from her mouth and nose as her face is eventually left covered in blood. 2 minutes later she was pronounced dead.
The video has since seen a wide global circulation and developed into a rallying cry for the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in Iran who have disputed President Ahmadinejad’s June 12 victory over rival Mir Hossein Mousavi.
The graphic video can be viewed on YouTube (viewer discretion advised): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o21k4AI2KSE you can also see it at: http://threatswatch.org/rapidrecon/2009/06/neda-the-voice-of-iran/