Introducing Mona, one of many Baha’i victims:

Mona Mahmudnizhad, a young high school girl, was one of several score Baha’is, including women and teenage girls who were imprisoned in the fall of 1982 because of their Faith by the Islamic Revolutionary authorities in the Iranian city of Shiraz.

The prisoners, including Mona, endured months of abuse, interrogation and torture as the Islamic judges and their revolutionary guards attempted to force them to deny their religion. All refused, and ten of the women, including Mona, were secretly sentenced to death by hanging on June 18, 1983. In a final effort to break their wills, the authorities hanged the women one by one as the others were forced to watch.

Read the rest of her story here.

On Mideast Youth, Omid posts the “Mona” video to accompany Mona’s tragic story: