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Mother's tribute to shot Iranian woman

The mother of a young woman who was killed during post-election protests in Iran has paid tribute to her daughter, saying she was ''not political'' and did not belong to any party or group.

Hajar Rostami Motlagh told the BBC's Jon Leyne that 27 year-old Neda Agha Soltan was simply ''passionate about freedom'' like many young Iranians.

Opposition leaders have promised to attend a ceremony at the cemetery where she was buried.

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