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Covid Chronicles: Nightmare in Carmarthen

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posted on 2022-11-23, 13:57 authored by Hazel NixonHazel Nixon, Shahsaver Rahmani, T.Cheesman Tom Cheesman

In this poignant video, Shahbas, an 18-year-old asylum seeker describes how while preparing for Eid celebrations on 8th May 2021 at his friend’s house in Carmarthen, he was attacked with a knife and beaten up by intruders unknown to him. He describes the experience and how he no longer feels safe at home. He makes a plea for his story to be heard and for the perpetrators of this vicious attack to be brought to justice. He also hopes his story will help people access support services after being a victim of crime.


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

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