Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

https://www.iranrights.org
Memorial
Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
Ja'farqoli
Osman
Mansur
Mohammad Reza (Mehrdad)
Mansur
Reza
Hossein
Mohsen
Farhad
Anusheh
Rafeq
Varqa
Ali Reza
Mahmud
Zakaria
26244
victims of state violence are in Omid
One day, each of them was unfairly and arbitrarily deprived of his or her life

Omid Memorial

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The men and women whose stories you can read on this page are now all citizens of a silent city named Omid ("hope" in Persian). There, victims of persecution have found a common life whose substance is memory.

Omid's citizens were of varying social origins, nationalities, and religions; they held diverse, and often opposing, opinions and ideologies. Despite the differences in their personality, spirit, and moral fiber, they are all united in Omid by their natural rights and their humanity. What makes them fellow citizens is the fact that one day each of them was unfairly and arbitrarily deprived of his or her life. At that moment, while the world watched the unspeakable happen, an individual destiny was shattered, a family was destroyed, and an indescribable suffering was inflicted.

Khadijeh Arfa'…

Her independence, which would take her far, was honed in the family nest.  Later, she was not only “the sweetheart among all her friends,” but pressed them, too, for their answers.

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Mostafa Ghanian…

An agriculture student in Tehran, he loved to host friends from out of town, skipping class to enjoy time with them.  He was a referee for auto and motorcycle races and got along with people of all kinds.

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