There once lived a person named:

“I am a human being, [freedom-loving, liberal, and broadminded], as attested to by this letter, which [in itself] constitutes the order to fire and the drinking from the cup of hemlock (reference to the death of Socrates). Let future generations know that in the calamitous land that is Iran, there did exist those who courageously gave up their lives and faced death like men."

Reported executions

39 March 2017
171 This year (2017)
567 Last year (2016)
1052 In 2015
964 In 2014
913 In 2013
579 In 2012

From the library

sentenced to six years in prison for writing a story about the cruel practice of stoning.

INTERRUPTED LIVES: Portraits of Student Repression in Iran

"Interrupted Lives" is a traveling exhibit that tells the story of Iranian students who have been punished for expressing their beliefs. Thousands have been victims of politically motivated arrests or executions during the past three decades.

Working towards peaceful transition in Iran
by documenting human rights abuses and promoting democratic values

Omid Memorial

Home to thousands of executed victims of all ages and all walks of life.
What you do matters.
Don’t let those whose lives were cut short be forgotten. If you know of a victim click here ❯