Last night's Frontline examined the life and death of Neda Agha-Soltan, revealing Neda's commitment to protesting and the Iranian government's persecution of her friends and family.
One fascinating aspect of the segment is a discussion of the role of women in the summer election protests. Echoing the words of an anonymous Iranian journalist who wrote for The New Yorker in September, another journalist identified as Faranak says she at first assumed that women could protest more freely because the police would be reluctant to harm them. Neda's death proved her wrong. In fact, Neda's sister tells Frontline that one woman warned Neda the basiji would target her because she was "a really pretty girl."