This is Neda. She’s dead. She was shot by a coward from a rooftop while watching a protest with her father. I have not linked to the video because somethings you cannot unsee.
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.
She could be my sister. And the sorrow I feel must be a pale shadow compared to the grief and anguish her family is suffering. According to one source I read her father, who is kneeling over her is telling her, “Don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid.” Sounds like advice we could all use.
Don’t be afraid to speak out.
Don’t be afraid to stand up.
Don’t be afraid to give help.
Don’t be afraid to say “stop”! when you see an injustice.
I am going to write the Iranian embassy. It isn’t much, but it is a start. I will tell them how much I loved visiting Iran. How I wish that everyone in North America could see the beauty of the people and the culture as I have. And then I will tell them to stop killing their citizens and talk to them instead. I am going to tell them “Don’t be afraid of change”.