Thursday, 19 July 2007

'How I escaped from torture in Iran'

An asylum seeker who was deported to Iran in 2004 has been describing how he managed to escape from custody and make his way back to the UK.

In this three-part series, the BBC News Website follows Shahin Portofeh's story, from deportation and alleged torture in Iran, to his escape and flight to the UK in an arduous and dangerous journey across Turkey, Greece and Italy.

(by Russell Joslin, BBC News)

read first part here
Part 2: An asylum seeker's escape
Part3: An asylum seeker's escape

*source of picture: BBC - Shahin Portofeh sewed up his eyes and lips in 2003

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