night protests iran

Update | 5:48 p.m. This video, which the blogger who uploaded it to YouTube today says was shot in Tehran on Thursday, appears to show that opposition protesters are continuing with the nightly ritual of shouting slogans, including “Allahu Akbar!” (”God is Great!”) and “Marg Bar Diktator!” (”Death to the Dictator!”) after dark:

found via Lede Blog 7.30.09

Iran’s opposition movement consecrated another martyr Sohrab Aarabi..
read Lede blog post with amazing video tribute

Sohrab Aarabi, the 19 year old protestor, who disappeared on 15 June during a demonstration in Tehran, was buried today at Behesht Zahra Cemetery in Tehran 13 July 2009 – funeral videos and photos

Bloggers using Twitter added the tag #Sohrab to many of their updates on the post-election turmoil, alongside the tag #Neda, indicating that he has become, like Neda Agha-Soltan, a martyr.

Egypt mourns ‘headscarf martyr’

Egyptians flash a poster showing 32-year old pregnant Egyptian woman Marwa el-Sherbini,

Monday July 6, 2009, who was stabbed by a German man in a courtroom in eastern Germany last week, during a protest in Cairo, Egypt. The woman was to testify against the man in court after he allegedly called her an Islamist and a terrorist in 2008. German prosecutors say a 28-year-old man who fatally stabbed Marwa was driven by a deep xenophobic hate of foreigners. Arabic read as ” the veil martyr”. Arabic read as ” the veil martyr”. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ahmed), more on BBC

Iran – death of Neda

too upsetting to post many photos or videos so will just note links

Neda Agha-Soltan was killed June 20 during a protest in Tehran
TIME story | link to photos
Lede Blog on June 22 – the video still below haunts just like the one of the little boy being shielded by his father in West Bank the moment before he is killed. the moment before death

only Al-Jazeera blurs her face
Al-Jazeera Iran in Crisis

incredible memorial page on Facebook
a photo of her alive in collaged in front of a media still
rather than a ghost image – it is an image of fate to come