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Olya's Story -

Olya's Story

A Survivor's Personal and Dramatic Account of the Persecution of Baha'is in Revolutionary Iran

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It was a time of house burnings, mob violence, kidnapping, mass imprisonment, torture, endless trials, summary executions and secret burials. This was Iran in the early 1980s, and everyday reality for the Baha'is, Iran's largest religious minority. Headlines across America screamed out the story, Congress passed motions, President Reagan appealed to Iran. This detailed, eye-witness account of the persecution of Iran's largest religious minority in the 1980s is the story of one woman's experiences at the hands of the Iranian Revolutionaries. Amid the escalating pogrom, Olya Roohizadegan witnessed friends, neighbours and relatives being imprisoned, tortured and executed. For months she visited the prisoners, comforted their relatives, found clothes and shelter for the homeless, and smuggled news and photographs out of Iran to the outside world. And then it was her turn. The book culminates in her dramatic escape from the hangman's rope in a hazardous overland journey to Pakistan and the West.

Product code: 9781851680733

ISBN 9781851680733
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW135xS19
No. Of Pages 320
Publisher Oneworld Publications
The story of one Baha'i woman's experiences at the hands of the Iranian Revolutionaries in the 1980s. Amid the escalating program she witnessed friends, neighbours and relatives being imprisoned, tortured and executed. She visited prisoners, comforted relatives and then it was her turn.