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By Kevin Stoda, Wiesbaden, Germany

Not far from me in Frankfurt lives a newly exiled Irani women in her 30s named Neda Soltani. Soltani was mistaken (or found her likeness intentionally manipulated) as Neda Agha-Soltan, whose death at the hands of thugs and government personnel in Iran last summer--led to her own name as being called out across her country as a martyr for the Persian peoples, i.e. and their rightful cause against the autocracy (theocracy) mis-running her country now for 3 decades.


Neda Soltani, found out belatedly that her picture on FACEBOOK had been captured [outside of her access area ostensibly and only open to a small group of acquaintances in Tehran City] by outsiders. In short, it was Soltani's Facebook photo, not that of the real "martyr" Neda Agha-Soltan, which quickly became the rallying cry for the revolt in the following weeks, which was carried out by brave, freedom seeking, and strident opposition seen marching throughout Iran and seen around the globe in the following days and weeks of Summer 2010.



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