“My family was happy to know that I was still alive”

My name is Farhad, I’m 18 years old and I come from Afghanistan.
I had a very difficult life in Iran, because I did not have a residence permit there. When I was 14 I was quite tall and the police had there Eyes on me. I was’nt alowed to attend school and I could not play with other children.

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

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

“I just want to live my life just like everyone else”

My name is Mansour and I’m 19 years old from Afghanistan.
Even when I was 10 years old, I felt like I was a little different compared to other children, but I dared not tell my family. I discovered that this issue was also forbidden in Iran. I could not stay there either, so I had to flee from Sweden to seek asylum.

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

“There is always something missing”

Poetry of Soraya:

When you emigrate

When you emigrate, you leave your roots in your home country
The foreigners sit down like a tick in your throat
and reminds you in time and time that you are a stranger
It does not matter if you are new or old in the new country
There is always something missing, some, some
Something has been lost on the way …

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

“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 am not a small girl, I am 14 years old”

Mariam is 14 years old. She was born in Iran by Afghan parents. Below, you can read her own written story. She has learned to write and speak a little bit of English. She also goes to a Greek school near the Refugee Camp of Skaramagas, in which she stays with her parents.

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