It could be that what everyone’s saying is true

I was here in Germany and I had my papers here. When the massacre was in Račak, I immediately decided to go back to Kosova. At that moment I lost my right to stay in Germany. Right now I’m here for very important reasons. When I applied for asylum, I was told I were from a safe country. How can someone who does not hear my story at all decide my fate on the assumption that I come from a safe country? Continue reading “It could be that what everyone’s saying is true”

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My financial misery brings me here

The economic situation in Albania is disastrous. There is high unemployment. And I had experienced that I was without money a few times in the middle of the month and didn’t know how to get along until the end of the month. I’m talking about the necessities, about food. Because of my daughter’s concern, I decided to leave Albania and find a place where my child could be safe. And I chose Germany. Continue reading “My financial misery brings me here”

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“But sometimes I wake up at night and start crying”

My name is Mazhar, I’m from Damascus in Syria and I’m 23 years old. I lived a good life and had dreams like any youth. Since I was little I was interested in technology and the internet. My dad was a businessman and we had a high financial standard and therefore I could have a computer and internet.

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This is about blood revenge

I have the impression I can’t remember the things. What matters to me is what is now. I’m here because of political reasons. I tried to prove all this to the authorities. I had a lot of documents with me. It was very difficult to pass it on because people did not understand it and they also made me understand that it was so. I needed time to get a lawyer. What can I tell you? When I start telling my story, we’ll need time. I’ll try to make it short and brief. Continue reading “This is about blood revenge”

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I’ve become more patient

I come from Albania. It’s a small country, but it’s my country. What am I supposed to tell? Shkodra is a small town, but important in the perception of all Albanians. Shkodra is known for culture, music. Shkodra has the Drin, a beautiful river, and a beautiful lake. Shkodra is known for its historic castle, the Rozafa. Velipoja, our seashore, is also very close by. Continue reading “I’ve become more patient”

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I’ve been politically active

My hometown was in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. I lived in the center of Dhaka and could easily reach the school and the city center. The important places like Dhanmondi and Shyamoli could be reached quickly by bus. There the people were very busy and had to get up early in the morning every day to reach their destination due to the traffic jams. Continue reading “I’ve been politically active”

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The flight

HE: I was in East Damascus in 2013. This year I fled to the city, to the centre. That’s where it started, the war started there. The main reason that caused the flight was: I was at work and I am an accountant by profession. My wife called and said to me, “Come and get me! Because of the kids. There’s a vehicle with rockets outside the door.” Continue reading “The flight”

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The story of suffering – Her story

After my husband went to prison, I didn’t hear from him. My little daughter Eva was three months old at that time, I had no milk and could not feed her. I fed them water and sugar. I went to my neighbors and borrowed money for milk for my daughter. They were very nice and caring. A bomb fell on a house near us, and then I fled. I took my children. When I left, my husband was in prison, I couldn’t go anywhere. Continue reading “The story of suffering – Her story”

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The story of suffering – His story

I went to prison in 2011. I had a fight with a friend in front of the bakery. At that time there was no war in Syria, but the protests have begun. My friend reported me in and I went to prison. They put me in prison for two and a half years. The problems started in 2012. Ramadan. In the Ramadan, they tried to take me to court to get me out. We made up. We were on our way to court, but the road was blocked. I was told by the police that I’m not going to court. At 7 pm we went back to prison, where the demonstrations started. The prison guards were threatened by the inmates, who became aggressive and struck with guns. They shot three of them in the belly, so the other inmates got scared. Continue reading “The story of suffering – His story”

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