Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran

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.

Mohsen Khajenuri (Khadjehnouri)…

In Parliament, Mr. Khajenuri provided a medical dispensary and clean water for his district. He would later defend Iranian Freemasonry as part of a tradition including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

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Mehdi Dibaj…

A convert to Christianity decades prior, Pastor Mehdi Dibaj denied the charge of apostasy against him, comparing his own belief in eternal life to those of devout Muslims.

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Diego De Pirro…

He studied economics and worked for Argentina’s Department of Revenue. A group of his close friends would often come to his apartment, just across the street from AMIA.

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