|Hamid Panahi seen here with Arash Hejazi |
desperately trying to save Neda
Panahi was the man with the long white pony-tail hair who was heard in the video shouting "Neda stay, Neda don't be scared"
Neda's music teacher was put under intense pressure by the regime after the video went viral and displayed the cruelty of the Islamic Republic to the world. Panahi was interrogated and threatened for hours and finally succumbed to pressure to appear in a shameful Press TV documentary and say things that the regime wanted him to say.
Those close to Panahi say he went into a severe depression after he appeared on the Press TV program and never managed to get over it.
Panahi is seen here playing the piano and singing a song one year before Neda's death.
The song goes:
Her eyes were like a Sky of mirrors
She who faced me like a mirror
Damnation and torment on departing
The destiny of this departure was in His hands
Don't cry if destiny removed me from you
For it will once again join us together