140 characters of trauma
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These are concise formulations of 8 different cases I have seen. All are in 140 characters or less. All people mentioned are refugees.
This is just an experiment with this format.
Her dad vanished when she was young. They detained & tortured her twice to know his whereabouts. 5th year in Egypt. No contact with family.
Tortured in 3 incidents. Electricity & walking on spiky plant. 2 broken bones. Doing OK as a delivery boy. 3rd year with no family contact.
27 years old engineer transported goods across border. Was detained and tortured for 10 days. Ill brother back home. Can't find a job here.
Took part in student protests against his government. Arrested 4 times. Tortured and saw sister raped. No contact with family for 3 years.
Husband a POW in Iran for 10 years. She was about to be kidnapped twice. Went to Egypt after the death of her husband. Severely Depressed.
Raped & tortured for 5 days. Psychiatric condition is now in remission & is taking care of 2 daughters. But can't finance their schooling.
An architect. Kidnapped for 17 days endured beatings, Falaka and prolonged standing. Family payed ransom. Can't find work in Egypt.
He was kidnapped for 14 days. Tortured. Dad killed a month later. Developed schizophrenia. Mother taking care of him & his younger sister.