A life in the Taleban’s shadow

Almost two years ago, I first saw Greek rescue boats bringing in people to the harbour of Molyvos, Lesbos. One of the 40 on board that day was 19-year old Naser Moradi. He along with 12 other young Afghan boys and men stood soaking wet in the sun on the jetty. They were cold, but euphoric to be alive; dazed, but eager to start their new lives in Europe.

Last week, I met Naser again in Sweden. But instead of rejoicing in his new life, he was in fear of being sent back into the unknown, as his asylum claim had been rejected. Continue reading