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Title: Wondrous Courage
Year: 2020
Medium: Mixed Media
Dimension: 12" X 16"

A few minutes before execution, in the prison yard of Qasr in Tehran on February 28, 1982, General Engineer Hossein Vahdat Hagh, my Mother's Uncle, who had a PhD in electric engineering from Germany, was told to reflect for the last time on whether he would give up his belief in order to get back all of his confiscated property and employment and go free or to have his sentence carried out. After a few moments he started unbuttoning the buttons of his shirt as a welcome to the bullets and said he was ready. He wore the same suit that he was wearing when he had been arrested.
Title: Wondrous Courage Year: 2020 Medium: Mixed Media Dimension: 12" X 16" A few minutes before execution, in the prison yard of Qasr in Tehran on February 28, 1982, General Engineer Hossein Vahdat Hagh, my Mother's Uncle, who had a PhD in electric engineering from Germany, was told to reflect for the last time on whether he would give up his belief in order to get back all of his confiscated property and employment and go free or to have his sentence carried out. After a few moments he started unbuttoning the buttons of his shirt as a welcome to the bullets and said he was ready. He wore the same suit that he was wearing when he had been arrested.