Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
Zakaria
Zakaria
Manuchehr
Manuchehr
Jalal
Jalal
Habibollah
Habibollah
Mohammad Ali
Mohammad Ali
Mehran
Mehran
Sadeq
Sadeq
Farshad
Farshad
Gholamreza (Mozafar)
Gholamreza (Mozafar)
Seyed Hamid
Seyed Hamid
Abdorrahim (Rahim)
Abdorrahim (Rahim)
Saeid
Saeid
Mohammad
Mohammad
Mohammad Javad
Mohammad Javad
Hossein
Hossein
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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.

Raheleh Zamani…

Because of the physical and mental abuse by her husband, Ms. Zamani went to court and filed for divorce. The judge stated: “Go make do, my dear girl. He’s your husband, so he beat you up, [it’s not a big deal].”

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Gushtasb Thabit-Rasikh…

was killed extrajudicially, only because he was a Baha’i.

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Morteza Sharafi…

He dreamed of adding an element to the periodic table.

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