- Lord Mayor of Brisbane
The death of Neda Agha-Soltan; a 29 year old innocent woman on June 20, 2009 drew international attention after she was killed during the 2009 protests in Tehran. Currently there are many places including streets in the world named after Neda, who is referred to as the “voice of Iran”, and is the slain symbol of Iran’s freedom movement.
In line with international community, Australia has also strongly demonstrated its support for Iran’s Green Movement. On July 2, 2009 the Hon Kevin Rudd MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs told the parliament that Australia has been shocked at Iran’s brutal reaction to protests against the election result.
"Voters and ordinary citizens are so concerned by the election results they risk their lives to speak up for their vote.”
"They are peaceful protesters facing violent reprisals and growing arrests" he told parliament.
Dear Lord Mayor Quirk
It will be greatly appreciated by people who care about human rights and also by the Iranian Australians, as part of the broader multicultural community, to name a place "Neda" in our beloved city of Brisbane which has become the preferred place of residence for thousands of Iranian professionals who actively contribute to further development of this beautiful country and, in particular, the city of Brisbane.
This request has strong support in our community and has been endorsed by the Iranian Society of Queensland as well.
The Naming a Brisbane Street "Neda" Voice of Iran petition to Lord Mayor of Brisbane was written by Mehran Rafiei and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.