Neda Agha-Soltani

 

Age: 26

 

Summary: Iranian student who was shot and killed by an unidentified Basija paramilitary sniper as she and her father were standing on the sidelines in the streets at an antigovernment rally captured on a video widely circulated on the Internet whose first name means "voice" or "calling" in Farsi but who had been referred to as the "voice of Iran" and became a symbol of prodemocracy protestors battling the Islamic regime during Iran's June 2009 presidential election crisis.

 

 

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds

 

Born: January 23, 1983

 

Died: June 20, 2009

 

Location: Tehran, Iran