Category: <span>Survivor Stories</span>

Voting Against Maduro Led to Persecution for the Valera Family
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Voting Against Maduro Led to Persecution for the Valera Family

What would it be like to cast your ballot on election day knowing that you could be spied on, beaten, or even killed based on how you voted? Having lived through the nightmarish persecution of the Maduro regime, the Valera family from Venezuela knows exactly how it feels. Jorge and Delfina owned two small construction...

June 2, 2020June 30, 2020by
He Wished To Practice His Religion In Peace
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He Wished To Practice His Religion In Peace

Meet Bakti, Religious Persecution Survivor from Bangladesh When Bakti came to PTV, he wore his mental and physical fatigue like a heavy cloak. Bakti had escaped Bangladesh after a life long struggle to practice his Buddhist faith peacefully in the homeland he revered. Bakti, his wife Sopa, and their 16 year old son Taji fled...

April 15, 2019May 7, 2019by
Government Shutdown Hurts Asylum Seekers and Delays Family Reunification for Survivors
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Government Shutdown Hurts Asylum Seekers and Delays Family Reunification for Survivors

Meet Ahmed, Survivor from Afghanistan Ahmed hasn’t seen or been with his wife and three daughters for 9 years now. His asylum hearing in immigration court, scheduled in early January, was canceled due to the government shutdown. When the government re-opens, his case will likely be rescheduled for sometime in 2022. Had the judge awarded...

January 23, 2019March 6, 2019by