Death in Tehran
The web makes it easier to publish media that would be considered too graphic to appear on CNN or in the New York Times. Andrew Sullivan ran a lot of photos of people tortured to death by American hands over the past year, and now on YouTube, we have tremendously upsetting footage of an Iranian girl, shot by a member of the Basij, apparently dying on video:
I’m inclined to say that this is a good thing. Horrible things happen in the world and it’s useful to be reminded of them. But being reminded of them certainly isn’t easy.
If you’re interested in more, less graphic information about the girl, Neda Soltani, is being collected on Wikipedia.