Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
Ali Reza
Ali Mohammad
Abdol Ali
Seyed Mohammad
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.

Ramin Purandarjani…

was a gifted child and an honor student at the Medical School of Tabriz University

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Seyed Ahmad Hosseini Arani…

stated in his will, which was written moments prior to his execution: “I write these words in the last moments of my life, and I can say that I am completely calm... I lived my life and at the end of my life, which perhaps could not have been longer, I’m calm, happy and relaxed.”

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