The young woman’s name is ندا آقا .سلطان Neda Agha Soltan.
She was a 26-year-old student. She’d studied religion and philosophy, but was most interested in music and travel.
On June 20, 2009 she was watching a protest with her music teacher. At 7:05 PM she was standing on Kargar Avenue at its intersection with Khosravi and Salehi Streets.
Although initial reports implicated a sniper on top of a building, other witnesses said Neda was shot by a Basij militiaman riding a motorcycle. A doctor on the scene who tried to help said in a BBC interview that within a minute, she was dead.
On the video a male voice says, “Neda, don’t be afraid. Neda, don’t be afraid.” And then, “Neda, stay with me. Neda, stay with me!”
An English translation of BBC Persia’s interview with Neda’s boyfriend Caspian Makan appears on The Huffington Post. Caspian revealed that Neda was not firmly behind either Mousavi or Ahmadinejad. She simply “wanted freedom and freedom for all.”