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. Fardin Hosseini was a follower of the Ahl-e Haq creed, the Nurali School, had a high school diploma, and was in business for himself. He did not have a criminal record, and always tried to be a law abiding citizen
Mr. Asakereh was married and had two children. He resided in the town of Sarbandar, near [the city of] Mahshar, in the south of Khuzestan Province and had a college education.