Elegy for Neda by Josef Wolfgang Olt

918 Aufrufe
composed and directed by Josef Wolfgang Olt, dedicated to Neda Agha-Soltan, 1982 - 2009.

On June 20, 2009, at around 6:30 p.m., Neda Agha-Soltan was sitting in her Peugeot 206 in traffic on Kargar Avenue in the city of Tehran. She was accompanied by her music teacher and close friend, Hamid Panahi, and two others, who remain unidentified. The four were on their way to participate in the protests against the outcome of the 2009 Iranian presidential election. The car's air conditioner was not working well, so she stopped her car some distance from the main protests and got out on foot to escape the heat. She was standing and observing the sporadic protests in the area when she was shot in the chest.

Her last words were, "I'm burning, I'm burning!"

She died en route to Tehran's Shariati hospital.

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