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Tehran one year on

the green wave and the memory of Neda

One year after the violent repression of the protests against Ahmadinejad’s reelection opponents take to the streets showing up suddenly in leopard’s spots in the capital’s top places. Numerous arrests among the demonstrators dispersed by the antiriot forces. Plain-cloth agents garrison the streets and the regime threatens the population via an sms: "Dear citizen... if you rally you will be punished for foreign plot according to the Islamic law."

With the title "Death to the dictator " (after the cry which echoed one year ago in the Tehran squares) and publication in English of the book written by an anonymous dissident under a pseudonym The book, retracing the story of a young man interested in Persian poetry and music who prefers reform to the upheaval of a new revolution, descrive the events surrouding the 2009 election and the extraordinary resilience of the Iranian people face the regime’s brutality.
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"Neda died but the regime is still afraid of her" - declares Neda Agha Soltan’s mother – in the documentary devoted to her daughter killed in Tehran in the square on 20 June 2009 and become a symbol of the protests in Iran. In the first days of June the broadcasting of the footage, which retraces the last moments in which the girl was alive and collects a long testimony of her parents, was boycotted by the means of interferences and interruptions of electric power.

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15 June 2010

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