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Iran produces video and propaganda to claim ‘deceitful’ Neda Soltan faked her own dramatic shooting death

This is all pretty much par for the course for Fascists:

Neda Soltan’s death was faked, says documentary on Iran state TV

THE young woman killed during the June election protests in Tehran was an agent for the United States and Britain who faked her own death, says a documentary made by Iran state television.

Neda Agha Soltan, 27, became a symbol of Iranian democratic resistance when her death was filmed on a mobile phone and then posted on YouTube [above], where it was watched by millions of people.

It was then broadcast around the world by news organisations.

Yet a documentary shown on Iranian state TV claims she wasn’t dying, but had simply poured blood on her face from a hidden bottle, reports Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a group of journalists who cover 20 countries where a free press is banned or not established.

The documentary later claims the “deceived and deceitful” Neda was shot dead on the way to hospital and that she was the victim of a plot by foreigners and Opposition supporters, including the doctor, Arash Hejazi, who treated her in the street.

“While Neda is (pretending) she is injured and is lying on the back seat of the car on their lap, they bring out a handgun from their pockets,” the documentary’s narrator says.

“A handgun that they obtained from their Western and Iranian friends to water the tree of reforms and kill people and create divisions within society. Neda, for a moment, realises their wicked plan and struggles to escape, but they quickly shoot her from behind.”

RFE/RL reports Iranian officials have repeatedly described her death as “suspicious” and a “premeditated scenario” to defame Iran…

Dr Hejazi said Tehran kept changing its story about Neda’s death.

“Their first reaction was that she was alive,” he said. “Then they said the footage was fake. One day they said a BBC reporter killed her. Then they said it was the CIA. Then they said the (Mujahedin) Khalq Organisation was behind it.

“The latest is this documentary.”

How could they be so stupid? Why would they even bother? Fear. Check out the comments of the guy who posted the English version of the ‘documentary’ at YouTube:

shabbirh (1 day ago) Show Hide

@weekendperson1 with respect are you illiterate? Do you understand English? The report is about a DOCUMENTARY made by a THIRD PARTY about the murder of Neda Agha Soltani. Just because you can’t cope with the fact that the western media you idolize was lying. You say all manner of things about Press TV. Eh do you worst – you’re just so pathetic and irrelavent it matters not. Neda was killed by her own allies; poor misguided and confused soul. Sad yes – but also true. Also – hands off Iran


Must See Clip: drunken yobs in Swansea, Wales, attack cross-dressers, get destroyed

One of the funniest things I have ever seen, fricking precious. The endless numbers of closed circuit cameras in Britain may be a creeping fact of modern life, a troubling escalation of technology, but when it captures highlights like this, I can cheer for a second or two.

Two mysteries:

1.) Who are the two guys who down the violent assholes in about two seconds? Cage fighters. Their names, I don’t know yet, but you can bet they’ll probably be out on the ‘net tomorrow. Plenty of folks will want to give them medals.

2.) Why are they dressed like transvestites? Dunno–maybe a stag party thing? Maybe they are transvestites? Whatever the reason, hooray. It’s the sole reason the clip exists.

Here ya go, the justice starts after 1:00:

Thugs attack two transvestites… who turn out to be cage fighters wearing fancy dress
By Daily Mail Reporter | Last updated at 5:31 PM on 07th October 2009

Dean Gardener, 19, and Jason Fender, 22, singled out the two men walking along a street in wigs, short skirts and high heels.

Bare-chested Gardener was caught on CCTV confronting one of the men in a pink wig, black skirt and boob tube – then seen swinging a punch, a court heard.

But the other cage fighter, wearing a sparkling black dress and matching long wig, sprang to his friend’s help, delivering two lightning-quick punches to the two stunned yobs.

The cage fighters were then seen teetering away in their high heels, stopping only to pick up a clutch bag they dropped during the melee.

Gardener and Fender were left dazed and seen staggering to their feet after their failed attack.

CCTV cameras followed the pair as they weaved along The Kingsway in Swansea, South Wales, before being arrested by police.

Tough guys before:

…and after:


Juan Cole, citing London's Chatham House, says the Iran election was definitely stolen

Chatham House Study Definitively Shows Massive Ballot Fraud in Iran’s Reported Results

An authoritative study from Chatham House (pdf) , the renowned UK think tank, finds that with regard to the official statistics on the recent presidential election in Iran released by the Interior Ministry, something is rotten in Tehran. The authors compared the provincial returns in the 2005 and 2009 elections against the 2006 census and found:

· ‘In two Conservative provinces, Mazandaran and Yazd, a turnout of more than 100% was recorded.

· At a provincial level, there is no correlation between the increased turnout, and the swing to Ahmadinejad. This challenges the notion that his victory was due to the massive participation of a previously silent Conservative majority.

· In a third of all provinces, the official results would require that Ahmadinejad took not only all former conservative voters, and all former centrist voters, and all new voters, but also up to 44% of former Reformist voters, despite a decade of conflict between these two groups.

· In 2005, as in 2001 and 1997, conservative candidates, and Ahmadinejad in particular, were markedly unpopular in rural areas. That the countryside always votes conservative is a myth. The claim that this year Ahmadinejad swept the board in more rural provinces flies in the face of these trends.’

…Ahmadinejad got 13 million more votes this time than the combined total for all conservatives in 2005. The authors of this study concede that Ahmadinejad could have held on to all the 11.5 million hard line voters from 2005. But how likely is that, really? Some of those who voted hard line surely found Ahmadinejad’s style abrasive and his policies, such as provoking high inflation through pumping too much oil money into the economy as a reward to his constituents, annoying.

So over all, let’s say he captured Rafsanjani’s entire faction in the face of Rafsanjani’s own dislike of him. That would have give him less than half of his new votes. So he would have had to convinced over half of the voters who sat 2005 out to vote for him; but those were the ones most disgusted with the hardliners. Or he would have needed to win over substantial amounts of the old Khatami reformist vote. Not likely.

And in 10 of 30 provinces, the hard liners did poorly enough in 2005 that Ahmadinejad would have had to gain the votes of all those who did not vote that year but did vote in 2009, of all the Rafsanjani pragmatic conservatives, and of nearly half the reformist vote.

Even in East Azerbaijan, here were the numbers in 2005

Ahmadinejad: 198,417
Hard Liners: 232,043
Non-voters: 684,745
Rafsanjani (pragmatic conservatives): 268,954
Reformists: 690,784

and the result in 2009:

Ahmadinejad: 1,131,111

…The numbers do not add up. You can’t have more voters than there are people. You can’t have a complete liberal and pragmatic-conservative swing behind hard liners who make their lives miserable.

The election was stolen. It is there in black and white. Those of us who know Iran, could see it plain as the nose on our faces, even if we could not quantify our reasons as elegantly as Chatham House.


What we know of Neda Soltan, the woman shot Saturday in Iran

There is now some information about her:

Some sources mistakenly identified her as a 16 year old. She was actually 26 years old.[15][11] She is almost uniformly identified as having been a university student.[15] The Guardian has stated that Neda worked part-time at a travel agency.[16]

The Los Angeles Times reported[11] June 23, 2009: “The second of three children, she studied Islamic philosophy at a branch of Tehran’s Azad University until deciding to pursue a career in tourism. She took private classes to become a tour guide, including Turkish-language courses, friends said, hoping to someday lead groups of Iranians on trips abroad. Travel was her passion, and with her friends she saved up enough money for package tours to Dubai, Turkey and Thailand.

While she was not an activist, she was interested in the protests.

‘Neda, don’t go’

Her parents and others told her it would be dangerous to go to Saturday’s march, said Golshad.

On Friday, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had warned in his weekly sermon that demonstrators would be responsible for any violence that broke out. Even Golshad stayed away. At 3:30 p.m., the two friends spoke.

“I told her, ‘Neda, don’t go,’ ” she recalled, heaving with sobs.

But Agha-Soltan was as stubborn as she was honest, Golshad said.

“She said, ‘Don’t worry. It’s just one bullet and its over.’ “

Because of the heat, she had gotten out of the car only momentarily when she was shot:

On June 20, 2009, Neda, a philosophy student[10], was sitting in her car in traffic on Kargar Avenue in the city of Tehran[5], near the Amir-Abad area, accompanied by her music teacher and close friend, Hamid Panahi.[11][12] They were on their way to attend a march in protest of the issues surrounding the 2009 Iranian presidential election. Having gotten out of the car because of the excessive heat, she was allegedly targeted and shot in the chest by plainclothes Basij paramilitaries who were attempting to subdue the protesters.[13] Neda’s last words were:

I’m burning, I’m burning![11]

Even though Basiji gunmen had no reason to single her out, her friends and family are convinced she was targeted as she stood there:

Her fiance, Caspian Makan, told BBC Persian TV about the circumstances of Neda’s death.

“She was near the area, a few streets away, from where the main protests were taking place, near the Amir-Abad area. She was with her music teacher, sitting in a car and stuck in traffic.

She was feeling very tired and very hot. She got out of the car for just for a few minutes.

And that’s when it all happened.

That’s when she was shot dead. Eyewitnesses and video footage of the shooting clearly show that probably Basij paramilitaries in civilian clothing deliberately targeted her. Eyewitnesses said they clearly targeted her and she was shot in the chest.

She passed away within a few minutes. People tried to take her to the nearest hospital, the Shariati hospital. But it was too late.

We worked so hard to get the authorities to release her body. She was taken to a morgue outside Tehran. The officials from the morgue asked if they could use parts of her corpse for body transplants for medical patients.

They didn’t specify what exactly they intended to do. Her family agreed because they wanted to bury her as soon as possible.

We buried her in the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery in southern Tehran. They asked us to bury her in this section where it seemed the authorities had set aside spaces for graves for those killed during the violent clashes in Tehran last week.

On Monday afternoon, we had planned to hold a memorial service at the mosque.

But the authorities there and the paramilitary group, the Basij, wouldn’t allow it because they were worried it would attract unwanted attention and they didn’t want anymore trouble.

The authorities are aware that everybody in Iran and throughout the whole world knows about her story. So that’s why they didn’t want a memorial service. They were afraid that lots people could turn up at the event.

So as things stand now, we are not allowed to hold any gatherings to remember Neda.”


Neda dies on video, becomes martyr to protesters in Iran

IRAN: Footage of woman apparently shot in Tehran galvanizes opposition

A disturbing video showing a young woman purportedly shot in the streets of Tehran is becoming a rallying symbol for opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

It is one of many images and video posted on the Internet that seem to show the violence of today’s crackdown in the capital, where police and pro-government militiamen fired tear gas and water cannons at stone-throwing demonstrators protesting a disputed election.

It is not possible to verify the authenticity of these images, but they have been uploaded repeatedly on YouTube, Facebook and other sites.

A copy of the video was also emailed to The Times. It seems to show a woman lying in the street with blood spurting from her chest. A man leans over, trying to stop the bleeding with his hands.

The footage, which can be viewed on YouTube, is extremely graphic. The identity of the woman could not be independently confirmed. But she is referred to on Twitter as Neda.

“#Neda: You are the VOICE of the people. You are a call to FREEDOM…..rip,” readd one of the many tweets about her apparent slaying.

CNN reports that pictures of the woman are appearing on posters in Tehran and she is being hailed as a martyr. The network broadcast an excerpt of the video with the face of the woman blurred out.

Iranian Americans also downloaded the video and used it to make posters, which were held up at a demonstration today outside the Federal Building in Westwood.

— Alexandra Zavis and Amber Smith


Iran: Who was the young woman dying in that awful video? Her name was Neda.

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.

h/t La Figa.


More murder in Iran: awful clip of woman shot, dying

Please stop this video. Warning: this is an extremely disturbing clip, and it could certainly haunt some of you, so be wary. It shows a woman who has been shot dying a bloody death. Now that you know, you don’t really have to watch. Unfortunately, it’s the reality of what’s been going on in Iran.