Neda Soltan

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Film of Neda's Death Wins Top Journalism Prize

Anonymous Iranians get Polk Award for iconic footage

(Newser) - The anonymous Iranians who filmed and distributed footage of a protester's death last year have been awarded one of journalism's top prizes. Neda Soltan's death has become "an iconic image of the Iranian resistance," said the curator of the George Polk Awards. It's the first time the American... More »

Neda's Grave Defaced—Again

State-sponsored doc says slain Iranian was US agent, blood was fake

(Newser) - Neda Soltan's gravestone has, once again, been defaced. The black marble stone bearing her likeness is riddled with bullet holes. It is the second time Iranian government supporters have targeted the slain student's heavily guarded grave; her family put up a new headstone just weeks ago, after the first was... More »

Neda's Boyfriend: 'This Movement Will Never Die'

In hiding after fleeing Iran, says the movement is still strong

(Newser) - "I still cannot believe it. I think I will see Neda again," the boyfriend of the iconic slain Iranian protester tells the Guardian in his first interview since fleeing the country. "Now I have left Iran, I can cry out," says Caspian Makan, who was tossed... More »

Iran Blasts Oxford Tribute to Dead Protester

Regime lodges protest against Neda Soltan scholarship

(Newser) - The Iranian regime has condemned Oxford University's offering of a scholarship in the name of a young woman killed in protests earlier this year as a politically motivated move staged by its enemies. The scholarship is named after Neda Soltan, a 26-year-old philosophy student who became the symbol of the... More »

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