RFE/RL and Press TV report on Iranian documentary that suggested Neda Agha Soltan's death was staged.

Posted: 08 Jan 2010   Print   Send a link
"Iranian state television has made a documentary about the death of Neda Agha Soltan, a young Iranian woman who was shot dead during the June postelection protests in Tehran, suggesting she was an agent of the United States and Britain who staged her own death. ... The state television documentary was featured in a January 5 report broadcast by PressTV, Iran television's international English-language news network. Neda is portrayed in the documentary as a foreign agent who became the victim of a plot orchestrated by foreigners and opposition supporters." Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL, 7 January 2010.
     "The fiance of the iconic slain Iranian protester Neda says her gravestone has been vandalized, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports. ... The tombstone, which is engraved with an image of Neda's face, was pockmarked with holes. [Her fiance] suspects the damage was caused by bullets." RFE/RL, 7 January 2010.
     "The mother of a man sentenced to death by the Islamic regime's Revolutionary Court gave a poignant interview to the Voice of America's Newstalk program on Tuesday night, January 5, 2010. Ahmad Karimi, a young carpenter accused of being a ringleader in the post-election unrest in Iran and a member of the Anjomaneh Padeshahi (Monarchist Association), was sentenced to death on December 28, 2009, according to the Human Rights Activists News Agency." homylafayette Iran News in English, 6 January 2010, with link to video.