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The Fallen for Freedom

Helen Arfaii

Helen Arfaii was born on September 23, 1958, to a low income family in Tehran. In 1975 she entered a higher education training for health and welfare of children and upon completion of the two-year program she started working with children…
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Azam Shadbakhti

“Our blood is a great testimony to your crimes.” These were the last words and the will of Azam Shadbakhti, a 17-year-old student from Arak. Despite her age, Azam Shadbakhti was a great teacher. In the short time of her life, she was so…
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Sekineh Delfi

Sekineh Delfi was born in 1962 in Abadan, Iran. Sekineh Delfi was only 16 when she decided to give up all her own love and belongings, including her family and education, for the betterment of her people. She decided to sacrifice…
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Shahnaz Saeedi

The walls are not made of just silent, lifeless bricks. Occasionally, great humans put their souls in the walls. The walls of the Prison of Borujerd in Lorestan hold the memory and name of Shahnaz Saeedi. Born to a working family,…
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Nayyereh Rabii

As the calendar turned page to a new day, precisely to October 29, 2015, the night’s silence was pierced by one, two, three, .... ten, twenty, eighty missiles, puncturing the earth with the intention of replacing it with a desolate monster…
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Fatemeh Seyyedi

Fatemeh Seyyedi was from Tabriz, in north-eastern Iran.  She was a pharmacy student at Tabriz University. She became politically active during the Shah’s reign, following in the footsteps of her brother, Sadegh Seyyedi, who supported the…
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Azam Nassabi

Curious, courageous, and selfless Azam Nassabi was born in Kermanshah in 1960. She completed her primary and secondary education in Kermanshah. The last year of her high school coincided with Iran’s anti-dictatorial revolution of 1979.…
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Azar Rezaii

Born in 1960 in Tehran, Azar was one of the daughters of the famous and popular Rezaii family who had lost four of their children in the struggle against the Shah's regime. So, she had been involved in the struggle since very young age and…
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