2009 was a year of great hope for a democratic change in Iran, followed by the the worst nightmare of state-sponsored violence against the democratic movement. Many of the progressive and brave students who rallied for the democratic candidates Mir Hussein Moussavi and Karoubi were beaten on the streets, arrested and tortured in Evin prison, banned from continuing their studies or even killed like Neda Agha-Soltan. Her story was writen by Arash Hejazi, the medical doctor who tried to rescue her life after she was shot by a basidj thug at Karekar-Boulevard on June 20th of this year.