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IRAN: State TV airs controversial report on Neda Agha-Soltan's 'alleged' death

The Iranian state-sponsored English language channel Press TV this week aired clips of a documentary it says shows "another side" of the "alleged" death of 27-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan, the young woman whose grisly shooting, captured on film, became a galvanizing icon for the opposition.

The Press TV report claims that Agha-Soltan was a pawn in a "plot" and that the shooting was staged and the blood seen pouring from her nose and mouth in the now-famous video was fake. 

According to this report, Agha-Soltan was actually shot and killed by her co-conspirators in the car on the way to the hospital.

Witnesses, including her music teacher and Arash Hejazi, the doctor on the scene who attempted to revive Agha-Soltan, say she was shot by a plainclothes pro-government militiaman, although state authorities have maintained her death was either faked or premeditated as a plot against the government.

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Hejazi described the report in an interview with U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe as a "shameful attempt to cover up the truth and place the blame for Neda's death on others."

"A young innocent woman was shot dead while protesting. Since her killing, until today, the Iranian government has been doing all it can to distance itself from it and throw the responsibility on others, instead of acting responsibly and dealing with those who are guilty," Hejazi said.

The Radio Free Europe report went on to note that the Iranian government had previously accused foreign intelligence agencies, the BBC and Iranian dissident groups of orchestrating Agha-Soltan's killing.

-- Meris Lutz in Beirut

Video and photo: Press TV's documentary on Neda Agha-Soltan's death allege she staged her own death. Credit: YouTube

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It's always to see an apple tossed in with some oranges. In response to Hass, Mohammed al-Dura was shot from the direction in which there were no IDF troops or Israeli police officers, but rather Palestinian men with guns. Television stations continue to show a badly spliced video as their continued proof that Israel was behind the shooting.

Thanks for playing What Did Israel Do This Week in the Middle East?

Nothing new. When I was tortured in Evin prison twenty five years ago, Khomeini said in an interview, "they tortured themselves and accused Revolutionary Gaurds of doing so".
This is the explanation of this religous dictators but victory is in hand...Death to the dictator, Death to Khamenei.

If all Iran has is a force explanation of what happened, they must be in serious trouble.
Let me refute one of the statements: nobody took a picture of the shooter. Well, if Neda was killed using a power rifle, the killer could be at 500 meters or more from Neda. Even more if a sniper rifle was used.
The expression in Neda's eyes is something that chills the viewer. You can't fake that look. It wouldn't matter if Neda didn't bleed all over her face. Those eyes told to the entire World what was happening: somebody was dying.
Iran must think that Iranians are stupid. Nobody can lie to everybody all the time.

THIS WAS VERY REAL, 20 OTHER IRANIANS WERE KILLED ON SAME DAY[JUNE20]..DOES PRESS TV HAVE AN ALIBIS FOR THESE DEATHS AS WELL? SHE WAS KILLED BY IRAN GOVERMENT SHARPSHOOTERS NOT AMERICA OR BRITAIN SHE WAS KILLED BY ARAB BASIJ~iran islamic regime and press tv cannot go one day without insulting Neda or her family. Shame on you, enjoy your time in hell

This reminds me of how the Israelis claim that the murder of Mohammad Al-dura, the young boy who was shot by Israeli forces while hiding behind his father, didn't really happen, or was staged, or was the fault of the Palestinians, or or or but certainly not Israel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_al-Durrah_incident


»THE SHOOTING WAS STAGED«

A retrospective view

or

A COMPARISON SHEDS SOME LIGHT ON WHAT HAPPENED IN IRAN IN 2009

RALLIES IN EUROPE 1950 – 2010

During the post-election-rallies in Iran according to opposition-sources 72 people were killed, according to government-sources a reduced figure of 36 is admitted as having been killed.

‘COMMUNIST’ EASTERN BLOC

These Iranian figures are quite unusual from a post-war European point of view. If restricting oneself to the period of the last 60 years, major figures of deaths during rallies to be mentioned can usually only be observed in the ‘Communist’ Eastern bloc, when sections of foreign armies (!) were involved in the suppression of the public statement of will by the respective population.

During the uprising in East Germany in 1953 sources mention 55 fatalities.
[“The uprising in Berlin was violently suppressed by tanks of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany and the ‘Volkspolizei’. In spite of the intervention of Soviet [Russian] troops (!), the wave of strikes and protests was not easily brought under control. Even after June 17, there were demonstrations in more than 500 towns and villages.”]
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uprising_of_1953_in_East_Germany ) .

During Prague Spring, i.e. the invasion of the Warsaw troops into then Czechoslovakia in 1968 to subdue and finish off the governmental period of political liberalization, 72 humans had been killed.
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Spring#Soviet_reaction )

WESTERN EUROPE

Figures of deaths due to police operations during rallies for the same period are probably minuscule and absolutely not worth mentioning.
My subjective guess amount to a figure below the value of 10 in the whole West-European area.

For the sake of exactitude:
TWO STATISTICAL OUTLIERS / RUNAWAY VALUES


For the indicated period there are however two statistical runaway values / outliers both for the ‘communist’ Eastern bloc and for the Westeuropean area.

‘Communist’ Eastern bloc / HUNGARY
During the Hungarian uprising over 2,500 Hungarians and 700 Soviet troops were killed in the conflict, and 200,000 Hungarians fled as refugees.
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1956 )

Western Europe / FRANCE
An untypical exception here is, however France at the times of the Algerian anti-colonial struggle, when Algerians – usually not in the possession of French citizenship – were demonstrating in in Paris:
“The Paris massacre of 1961” when under orders from the head of the Parisian police, Maurice Papon, the French police attacked a peaceful but illegal demonstration of some 30,000 Algerians. After 37 years of denial, the French government acknowledged 40 deaths in 1998, although there are estimates of up to 200.
[An aside: Maurice Papon by the way had been convicted for crimes against humanity for his participation in the deportation of over 1600 Jews during World War II when he was secretary general for police of the Prefecture of Bordeaux]
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_massacre_of_1961 )

The video shows that the blood is coming out from the corner of her mouth, pouring blood from her hand would be on her lips in a different pattern, in addition to that, at the beginning of the clip blood from her back is visible on the ground. This is a desperate effort by Mullahs to cover up their crime, as they have done in all other cases in the past 30 years.

Iran is the Axis of Evil and this is known the world over. And this is how the Government jihadists shut innocent people up: by shooting them. Of course Iran blames the USA! Of course, of course, looking for a scapegoat! But even Blind Freddy can see Iran is more crooked than a corkscrew with corruption.BTW noone listens to what press tv has to say they are ran by iran goverment thugs..all propaganda news

RIP Neda.

I bet many Iranians now regret the 1979 revolution that opened the way for a more conservative Islam. Since the revolution, women are now forced to wear the jehab (before it was optional), and girls can be married to perverts at age nine (before it was 13). The country has regressed into the dark ages. How sad. Let us always remember Neda Agha-Soltan.

Biggest fear regime has is lost control of press tv state media, if they can't produce propaganda, they have no power any longer

It's sad to hear such strong accusations revolving around the death of an individual who represents such a pivotal moment in history. You'd never wish someone's death to be from state-police brutality, but I'd rather that than the alternative presented in the video.

The regime of lies, corruption, torture and murder can not fool the people any more.

iran islamic regime and press tv cannot go one day without insulting Neda or her family. Shame on you, enjoy your time in hell we also have the...basiji id card u ppl are so...stupid its unreal


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