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
16840
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.

Abdu'l-Husayn Azadi…

He dwelled in Akbarabad and worked as a veterinary technician at the Ministry of Health.  His spiritual community elected him to a position of responsibility.

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Shahriar Shafiq…

Second son of the Shah’s twin, Mr. Shafiq served as a respected captain of the Imperial Navy, as well as head of Iran’s Karate and Judo Federation.  Last of the Pahlavis to leave Iran. 

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Azematollah Fahandej…

Son of Zia’ollah and Tabandeh, the once-young military student would earn a Pahlavi-era Order of Military Merit and a position as an air force officer’s assistant.

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