Iranian officials are starting to express their anger against Google. The US company, in fact, decided to use Google Street to launch a message of freedom for the Iranian people: technicians of Google Street have changed a name of a street in the city of Varamin, in the region of Tehran. The name of the street “15 Khordad Street” has been suddenly turned in “Martyr Neda Agha Soltan”, the young and beautiful woman killed by Basij on June 20, 2009, during the protests against Ahmadinejad’s re-election. The political meaning of this action is very important: not only for the new name of the street, but also because the date 15 Khordad remembers the protests exploded in Iran after the arrest of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1963. After the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, today’s Iranian Supreme Guide, personally visited Varamin in 2002 and remembered the people who died during that anti-Shah demonstration.
The killing of Neda Soltan – June 20, 2009