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Interrupted Lives Exhibit at George Mason University

The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation (ABF) is pleased to announce the opening of its special exhibit, Interrupted Lives, at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia. This exhibit is co-sponsored with Amnesty International USA and Amnesty International GMU.

Interrupted Lives will open daily from December 6-9, 2010 in Dewberry Hall North at GMU (Fairfax campus) in Fairfax, Virginia. The exhibit highlights the lives of Iranian youth, in particular high school and university students, among whom several thousands have been victims of politically motivated arrests or executions at the hands of the Islamic Republic of Iran over the last 30 years.

In the past three years, the government’s effort to silence students has intensified – especially in the wake of the presidential election last year – and thousands of students have been harassed, arrested, imprisoned, tortured and killed – for their peaceful activities claiming their most basic rights including freedom of expression, association, and assembly.

Interrupted Lives showcases stories from Omid, ABF’s web-based searchable memorial containing thousands of cases of assassinations and executions committed by Iranian government forces, along with texts from ABF’s Human Rights and Democracy Library. Photographs by young Iranian bloggers will also be displayed, as well as photographs by renowned professional photographers who have recently fled Iran.

We hope that this combination of art and evidence will effectively raise awareness of the plight of young Iranians whose hopes continue to be shattered, encourage solidarity on campuses around the U.S., and ultimately motivate visitors to further engage in and mobilize efforts toward combating injustice in Iran.

We hope you will be able to join us during the week of December 6-9. Please see the attached flyer for more details.


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