An excerpt from the New York Daily News explains more about Neda's background, a woman who did not support either Mousavi or Ahmadinejad:
Neda Agha-Soltan, a beautiful 26-year-old philosophy student whose murder has made her a martyr to the Iranian opposition, was determined to support the protesters, friend and music teacher Hamid Panahi said.The following is a video on YouTube documenting Neda's murder. It's extremely difficult to watch this beautiful young woman's life being so abruptly ended by Basij militia thugs. Viewer discretion is advised.
Panahi is the frantic man seen in the graphic 40-second YouTube video that made Soltan an international icon.
"Don't be afraid, don't be afraid, Neda dear," Panahi told her repeatedly. "Don't be afraid."
Neda's fiancé, Kaspin Makan, said she didn't support either side in Iran's recent disputed election, saying she simply "wanted freedom for all."