Sunday, December 27, 2009

Neda Soltan is the Times Person of the Year

Neda Soltan was not political. She did not vote in the Iranian presidential election on June 12. The young student was appalled, however, by the way that the regime shamelessly rigged the result and reinstalled Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ignoring the pleas of her family, she went with her music teacher eight days later to join a huge opposition demonstration in Tehran.

“Even if a bullet goes through my heart it’s not important,” she told Caspian Makan, her fiancé. “What we’re fighting for is more important. When it comes to taking our stolen rights back we should not hesitate. Everyone is responsible. Each person leaves a footprint in this world.”

Times of London


Anonymous said...

How tragic is a martyr without a victory. Freedom will find a way, despite President Hussein.

Charles said...

Is it too much to hope for a democratic and secular Iran? Maybe, but at least that little nutter waiting for the 12th Imam to come out of the well will be gone...