Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
Ali Reza
Albert N.
Moises Gabriel
Mohammad Ja'far
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.

Mohammad Ebrahim Safizadeh…

Mr. Safizadeh held a Master’s Degree in Arab Literature. He had a facility for establishing good relations with young people. He was an ethical, sociable, and athletic individual.

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Tarazollah Khozain…

was a kind, calm, and good-spirited people-person who lived a simple life. He liked music and played the violin.

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Hushang Mohammad-Rahimi…

He thought of leaving Iran, though opportunities didn’t develop easily.  He taught on his own, keeping in mind a move to the Mojahedin Khalq Ashraf camp in Iraq.

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