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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.
Tahirih Arjumandi Siyavushi…
She shared a home in Shiraz with her family, while working as a nurse and an Assistant to the Baha’i Auxiliary Board. She was 30.
He was a business owner. His shop stood on Karun Street, within walking distance of home. Life with the family was good, in spite of an injury from the Iran-Iraq war.
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