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Fleeing Torture and Persecution

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posted on 2022-11-02, 13:16 authored by Thanuja HettiarachchiThanuja Hettiarachchi

In this powerful blog, a refugee father shares his harrowing experience of being persecuted and tortured in Turkey. He was working as a university psychology lecturer when the regime declared him a ‘traitor’ and imprisoned him. After fleeing to Greece, he has since joined family in the UK. He highlights the challenges of adapting to a new culture and country, missing his family and his desire to work.


This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants. 

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