Her Eyes Have Followed Me – Interview with Arash Hejazi on The Gaze of the Gazelle – Isis Magazine

Source: Joseph D’Urso, Isis Magazine, University of Oxford, 18 November 2011

The violent death of Neda Agha-Soltan is perhaps the most watched in history. The astonishing video which depicts her murder shocked the world when it emerged during the protests following Iran’s 2009 presidential elections. Neda, and thousands more like her, believed that the published result which indicated a clear and unprecedented victory for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a consequence of flagrant electoral fraud. She was shot dead at point blank range by a Basiji, a member of the Iranian regime’s voluntary militia, on a crowded street during a peaceful protest. The Basiji’s tactic on that day was to scatter clusters of demonstrators by shooting one individual in each cluster. Arash Hejazi is the man who can be seen in that video wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. He is fruitlessly attempting to prevent the transfusion of Neda’s blood from inside her chest onto the Tehran pavement.
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Negli occhi della gazzella: The Italian Edition of the Gaze of the Gazelle by Arash Hejazi

Negli occhi della gazzella Arash Hejazi

Negli occhi della gazzella by Arash Hejazi

The Italian Edition of the Gaze of the Gazelle, the autobiography and memoir of Arash Hejazi, was launched today by Edizioni Piemme in in Italy with a foreword by Paulo Coelho. You can read the first chapter for free here (PDF).