If you choose to be Christian, they call you ‘ertedad’

Davoud Lajmiri is a 30 year old man, from Iran.

I have a bachelor in architecture, and had my own business in Iran. I worked and studied. I was 28 years when I left the country. I was Christian in Iran. When in Iran, there is no choice, everyone has to join the army. When I was in the army, I used to go to the secret hidden Christian church, that was outside the army facility. We couldn’t practice our faith openly. The regime found out about it. Someone who was in the army was also working for the regime, and they told people from the government about me. The government officers hacked into my phone and found some Christian scriptures. That is why I left the country. Continue reading “If you choose to be Christian, they call you ‘ertedad’”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: refugee, asylum, a million stories, denmark, iran, ertedad, religion

“Life was hard”

My name is Pedram and I come from Iran.
I’m 27 years old. I have been in Sweden for 13 months. I am married and at the moment I study SFI. In Iran, I lived with my family and friends. I was fine because I lived in a small town. The economy and unemployment were no problem. I had a good situation in Iran. I studied electrical engineering at the university.

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Dublin Core: Language: sv Subject: asylum, refugees, A Million Stories, Sweden

“I learned to speak and write in Greek”

I am Mohammed and I am seven years old. I go to the A2 class at the school in Haidari. At school, I learned to speak and write in Greek, and I can talk to my friends at school.
I like to play out in the schoolyard, play with computers and doing physical exercises. I like maths and Greek language very much.
My best friend at the camp (Refugee Center of Skaramagas) is Sami and Zachra! Continue reading ““I learned to speak and write in Greek””

Dublin Core: Language: aig Subject: Greece, Afghanistan, Iran, refugee, Asylum, A Million Stories

I can now calmly live my religion

I’m from Shiraz, Iran. I left my home country on 1.12.2015 because I changed my religion.

When I was five years old, my father and mother got divorced. After three years my mum got married and I stayed with my grandparents until I was 20 years old. Because my grandfather died and my stepfather said that I had to live with them, I moved to my mother’s house. Continue reading “I can now calmly live my religion”

Dublin Core: Language: de Subject: refugees, asylum, Iran, Germany, a million stories