NEDA: “All our brothers and sisters in Iran: You are not alone!”

Iran bans prayers for 'Angel of Freedom'

Iran's regime has issued a ban on memorials for a young woman whose
death has become the focal point of protests against the clerical

UPDATE: Nico Pitmey reports:

11:21 AM ET — Neda was engaged. BBC Persia has an interview with Neda's fiance
(some translation would be great). Also, AP prints some new details:
"An acquaintance of her family said Neda worked part-time at a travel
agency in Iran and that the government barred the family from holding a public funeral Monday.
The acquaintance spoke on condition of anonymity because she feared
government reprisal. The Iranian government has banned all public
gatherings, though there was no specific information about funerals for
those killed in recent clashes."

A message from tragically become the symbol for those who are desperate for freedom in Iran.

It's in German with an accent (possibly Persian); it must have been read out in a German-speaking Nedairan country.

The speaker says:

"I am here in order to tell you that she died in her father's arms.
"I am here in order to tell you that my sister had big dreams.
"I am here in order to tell you that my sister was very modest [in her dreams].
longed – just like me – after one day feeling the wind in her hair, and
just like me she loved poems by Farukh (?), a Persian poet, and she…
"… longed for freedom and equality.
"She longed after one day being able to say, 'I am Iranian' with her head held up high.
longed after one day falling in love with a man with a [inaudible]
haircut, giving birth to a daugter, singing lullabies at her cradle, or
to plait her child's long hair.
"My sister died because she was not
allowed to live like a human being; my sister died because injustice
would not end; my sister died because she loved life so much, and my
sister died because..
"… she cared lovingly for her fellow humans' well-being.
"All our brothers and sisters in Iran: You are not alone!"

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