Thursday, July 30, 2009

Neda Agha-Soltan

. Thursday, July 30, 2009

40 days ago this woman was shot by government-backed militiamen while standing on a Tehran street. The shooting was captured on video, and the woman became the symbol of a movement.

The protests continue. You can (still) follow developments through The Lede, Tehran Bureau, and Sullivan, and niacINsight. Nico has been silent for a few days, but I assume he'll reemerge at some point.

The most interesting recent development is the growing rift between Ahmadinejad and Khamenei. Mahmoud's support from the religious right is slipping, although his support among the Revolutionary Guard and Basij still appears to be strong.

This isn't over yet.


Neda Agha-Soltan




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