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Iranian TV says Neda’s death was faked

 A new documentary shown on Iranian state TV claims that the death of Neda Agha Soltan, who became an international icon of the Iranian opposition movement, was a hoax. Radio Free Europe’s Golnaz Esfandiari reports:  The program says that Neda threw blood on her own face before being shot dead in the car that was ...

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 A new documentary shown on Iranian state TV claims that the death of Neda Agha Soltan, who became an international icon of the Iranian opposition movement, was a hoax. Radio Free Europe’s Golnaz Esfandiari reports

The program says that Neda threw blood on her own face before being shot dead in the car that was taking her to the hospital.

"Neda for a moment realizes their wicked plan and struggles to escape, but they quickly shoot her from behind," the narrator claims.

Among participants in the "plot" identified in the documentary are Arash Hejazi, a writer and physician who tried to save Neda and later said a Basij militia member shot her and was briefly detained by onlookers, and Neda’s music teacher, who was with her at the time of her death.

Also today on ForeignPolicy.com, Hooman Majd, author of the brilliant The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, takes on some of the biggest prevailing myths of the Green Revolution. 

 

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