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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.
Ata'ollah Rezvani…Read More
Hossein Vahdat-e Haq…
A masterful electrical engineer, educated in several countries, Mr. Vahdat-e Haq helped Baha’is fired from their jobs after the revolution to re-tool for new trades, himself becoming C.E.O. of a Baha’i-owned gas company, Asan Gaz.
Reverend Tatavous Michaelian chaired the Council of Protestant Ministers in 1994. It was a time of extraordinary pressure on Christian clergy.