Green Revolution Iran Neda

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In June 2009, the Iranian elections were followed by wide-spread protests in Tehran, now known as the Green Revolution. A year on, Neda Agha-Soltan has become the face of the revolution – her tragic death at the protests remains a source of inspiration and motivation for thousands of Iranian protestors.

The Green Revolution is also known as the Twitter Revolution owing to protestor’s reliance on social networks for organisation and information. Certainly the World Wide Web played its part in spreading their message as it carried the horrific scene of Neda’s last moments to computers across the globe.

She was killed as she protested alongside thousands of other young people, many of which were women. The protestors were demanding democracy, transparency and a new election. The manipulation of the ruling government under President Mahmud Ahmadinejad had been all too obvious and his re-election was seen by many as fraudulent.

Neda's death, though tragic, has helped spread her message to the wider world. Her name also means “divine message” in Persian – she’s even been referred to as the “voice of Iran” – but it was only in death that Neda’s voice has been truly heard. 

Though thousands of young people took to the streets despite threats and violence, many outside Iran’s borders would not know of their struggles had it not been for the viral nature of that video and the aid of the Internet’s social networks.

Neda’s call for freedom, justice and democracy could not be extinguished despite alleged government intimidation of her family and propaganda calling her death “a western plot”. Young Iranian women are still talking up her call and struggling to make their voices heard.

Five of these brave women spoke candidly, to, of how 12 June 2009 changed their lives and what the future holds for Iran.

Shila Meyer-Behjat


Shila Meyer Behjat
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