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Bahman 96 [January/February 2018]


The reason for the martyrdom of Hosein Khandel in Hamadan, who was martyred together with seven others, was their religion. He was my grandfather and was a very good man, to the point where, even now, the majority of the older people of Hamadan know him. Even my grandmother is well known in town and everyone recognizes her. He was martyred on the 23 of Khordad [13th of June], one day before the date of my birthday. When he was martyred, my mother was only five years old.