A report has appeared on Press TV that will surely cheer champions of truth everywhere. The Iranian authorities are chasing down Neda’s murderer. Here is the report, in toto, as presented on Press TV’s web site:
Ahmadinejad orders probe into Neda’s ‘suspicious’ death
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has asked the Judiciary chief to conduct a through investigation into the death of Neda Aqa-Soltan, an Iranian woman who was shot dead in Tehran’s post-vote protests.
In a letter to Iran’s Judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi on Monday, Ahmadinejad called for a serious probe into the “suspicious” death of Neda and recognizing elements behind her killing.
“Neda Aqa-Soltan was shot dead in one of Tehran’s streets on June 20 by unknown elements in a completely suspicious way,” said the president.
“Amid vast propaganda by foreign media and many other evidence about the heartfelt event, it seems definite that opponents of the Iranian nation interfere (in Iran’s internal affairs) for their political misuse,” he added.
Neda, 26, became a symbol of post-election street rallies in Iran and an international icon in recent days after graphic videos of her death grabbed the attention of world media outlets.
Her death first became suspicious after revelations that she was killed by a small caliber pistol — a weapon that is not used by Iranian security forces.
So don’t listen to wicked men like Dr Arash Hejazi.
It is frustrating knowing that so many good men of the Iranian regime are in trouble and there is so little we in Europe can do to help them.
Still, there are indeed some little things one can do, such as standing by Press TV. George Galloway and Yvonne Ridley have been exemplary, unlike that coward Nick Ferrari.
It appears that Derek Conway MP may have sloped off as well. His last broadcast of a weekly programme for Press TV was in May.
I wonder if Andrew Gilligan too, whose last “Forum” broadcast on Press TV was on 14 June, is considering treachery?