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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.
was very popular among the officers of Air Force, and there was no evidence against him. Did his popularity earn him a death sentence?
In October 2007, a dazed young man on donkeyback was paraded around the streets of Paveh, his head shaved against his will. His disgrace was only beginning.
Nasrin (Fereshteh) Ka'bi…
A nurse in Saqqez, she felt the mission of the hospital was to serve all patients, “anti-revolutionaries” included.