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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.
Mr. Banitamim lived on Alavi Street in Ahvaz. He had a Bachelor’s degree in law.
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.
Hashem Sha'baninejad (Amuri)…
He put a particular emphasis on “awareness” and “vigilance.” He said, “This is life’s most important element and is constantly abused by those who base their survival on human beings’ ignorance and lack of awareness.”