I learned more about this person and the original photo after painting it.
“That is Nika Shakarami, a 17-year-old girl who was killed in Tehran on September 30. You already have painted her photo. This photo was published by the terrorist regime of Mullahs when after 10 days they informed her family of Nika’s death and claimed that Nika was thrown from the top of a tall building!! Of course, it was a pure lie and the staging of the regime after committing this vile crime. They tortured and killed her for nearly ten days and then faked this scene. People and Nika’s mother did not accept this, and the regime was disgraced because of this lie. Even though this photo, which you painted beautifully, became a symbol of Nika’s oppression. Thank you very much for your great commitment to the freedom of the people of Iran.”