2017

STOCKHOLM (NRK): Da Omar Alshogre ble smuglet ut av Syria veide han 35 kilo og hadde tuberkulose. På et venteværelse i Stockholm tok livet en brå vending i møte med en svensk småbarnsfamilie.

Omar al-Shogre says he spent 10 months in the Saydnaya prison. He says he was arrested at age 17 and was held in various Syrian prisons for more than two years before he was sent to Saydnaya.

Now living a positive life in Sweden, Omar Alshogre spent three years detained without trial in Syria, suffering torture and inhumane treatment. He tells The Local contributor Jamil Walli about surviving the horrors of life in prison, and his plans for a new future in Stockholm.