Ahmadinejad versus Oxford University and Neda
by Arash Hejazi · Published · Updated
The Iranian Embassy Objects to the Queens College’s Neda Scholarship
The Queen’s College venerates the memory of Neda Agha Soltan; the Iranian Government blames it on Arash Hejazi!
The paradox lies in the fact that the Iranian government has reacted in different manners towards the death of Neda. First, the head of the Iranian National TV claimed that the video of her death was fake. But then, when they no longer could deny the death of Neda, they blamed the BBC correspondent in Iranfor her death.However, the Ambassador of Iran in Mexico claimed in an interview that her murder was planned by CIA. The protesters to the election results in Iran and the People’s Mujahedin Organisation where other bodies blamed by different Iranian authorities.Then, after Arash Hejazi, the doctor who tried to save Neda in her last moment, explained in an interview with BBC that the Iranian militia or Basij were responsible for her death, he himself was ironically held responsible for Neda’s death and a prosecution started to arrest him. The Iranian Police Chief declared officially that Interpol is looking for Arash Hejazi, an allegation that was refuted instantly by Interpol.More than a week ago, the chief of the Martyr’s foundation of Iran said that Neda could be considered a Martyr if the police and the judiciary approved that she was killed by the Iranian opposition or foreign intelligence services, although the mother of Neda announced that if she was a martyr, she was a martyr for her people, not the Islamic Republic.
Neda versus Ahmadinejad
Now, in an ironical turn of events, when Oxford University decides to venerate the memory of Neda, Ahmadimejad’s government protests against this decision, claiming that it is a ‘political move’ and she is just someone ‘murdered’.
The Involvement of Arash Hejazi
Arash Hejazi’s involvement in the case of Neda is where he was present at the time of her death accidentally. He rushed towards her in an attempt trying to save her. In vain, Neda’s body was drained out of blood in less than a minute. Then, when he believed that the truth was being distorted, he left Iran and in an interview he described the circumstances of her death. Since then, the government of Iran has always been vengeful against him.
However, in the letter of the Embassy of Iran to the Queen’s College, it is claimed that Arash Hejazi who was involved in Neda’s murder, is ‘a fellow’ to the Oxford University. This couldn’t be farther from truth and there will be no surprise if Oxford University discredit’s this claim instantly.
Arash Hejazi has never studied in the University of Oxford and has no relationships to them. He has studied in Oxford Brookes University, an academic body completely separate from the University of Oxford.
The Involvement of the Iranian Government in Neda’s Death
It seems that the Iranian government, trying to conceal its own involvement in the brutal murders that happened after the Presidential elections of Iran, is rushing towards discrediting itself.
No one can deny that on the same day that Neda Agha Soltan died, at least 30 other protesters were shot to death by the Iranian militia. They were shot in the the eye, the chest and the neck, proving that the shooters were aiming to kill, rather than aiming to control.