Iran 40 Days After Neda

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's been 40 days since the world was horrified by the video of a woman, Neda, being shot and killed during the protests surrounding the presidential elections in Iran. Under Iranian custom, a death is mourned 40 days later, but Iranian officials refused a request for a large public memorial service. Opposition leaders have since been barred from attending even small private services. Jon Leyne, the BBC's Tehran correspondent who was kicked out of Iran in the wake of the elections, joins The Takeaway with the latest.

Neda's death was captured on video and quickly became a rallying cry for Iranians and the world [Warning: Graphic Content]:


Jon Leyne

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