Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
Manuchehr
Manuchehr
Vahid
Vahid
Farhad
Farhad
Jamal
Jamal
Morteza
Morteza
Abbas
Abbas
Massoud
Massoud
Silvana
Silvana
Jorge
Jorge
Moises Gabriel
Moises Gabriel
Carlos
Carlos
Yanina
Yanina
Naum
Naum
Sebastian
Sebastian
Hugo Norberto
Hugo Norberto
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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.

Shahla Hariri Motlaq…

A crafts teacher in Tehran Pars and a person of independent mind, she spoke up over voting irregularities as a 1980 election observer. 

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Sakineh Qasemi…

Qazvin born, Ms. Qasemi went by “Pari Bolandeh” in her daily work in Tehran’s Shahr-e No neighborhood.

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Hamid Reza Chitgar…

He loved good food, was an industrious engineer, and was especially close with his father.  Just before the Revolution, Mr. Chitgar opened a publishing business for both political and non-political purposes.

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