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Hundreds Of Afghans Protest In Switzerland, Demand Better Status

By SABOOR NADEM Hundreds or more Afghan asylum seekers gathered in the center of Bern, the capital of Switzerland, and protested Saturday against the alleged unequal and unfair treatment of immigrants by the Swiss government. Some of the protesters held signs that stated, “We are all human and the Swiss government should not differentiate between

By |March 11th, 2018|Afghanistan, News, Politics|

FreeManCast: Impressions Of Dinko Valev, Bulgaria’s Renowned ‘Refugee Hunter’

Josh Friedman and Brent Sanders share their thoughts and impressions on meeting and interviewing Dinko Valev, Bulgaria's renowned "refugee hunter" (aka Dinko from Yambol). Does Dinko come across as credible? What is he like to be around in person? Josh and Brent also discuss the wider refugee situation in Bulgaria and how that plays into Dinko's

By |September 3rd, 2017|Afghanistan, European Union, Featured, Iraq, Podcasts, Syria|

Meet Bulgaria’s Famous ‘Refugee Hunter’ – Interview With Dinko Valev

"I don't want these people in Bulgaria," Dinko Valev, Bulgaria's renowned "refugee hunter," says of the asylum seekers entering Europe during recent migrant waves. Valev (aka Dinko from Yambol) obtained fame and possibly fortune after he tied up a group of asylum seekers, filmed them lying on the ground and called the police to pick them up.

By |August 30th, 2017|Afghanistan, European Union, Featured, Germany, Iraq, Politics, Syria|

FreeManCast: Afghanistan From The Eyes Of A Journalist-Turned-Refugee

  As U.S. President Trump ramps up the fight in Afghanistan, Afghan journalist-turned-refugee Saboor Nadem disputes U.S. Military reports indicating the Afghan government has control or influence over around 60% of the districts in Afghanistan. Nadem argues that the Taliban has control or influence over the majority of the country. Is Trump's strategy in Afghanistan

By |August 23rd, 2017|Afghanistan, Featured, Podcasts, United States|

Former Translator for US Troops Beaten, Robbed in Bulgaria

  Afghan asylum seeker Rashid Noori, who reportedly worked as an interpreter for U.S. and UK troops in Afghanistan, says he suffered a severe beating earlier this month in Sofia, Bulgaria. Noori says he has lost half of his hearing in one of his ears, and he was nearly left for dead on the street. A

By |December 20th, 2016|Afghanistan, Europe, European Union, News, Violence|

Refugees At The Edge Of The EU

Josh Friedman reports from the refugee camp beside the fence and effective detention center at the Serbian-Hungarian border.   Report from the camp outside Kelebija, Serbia: Refugee speaks from inside one of the detention centers: Hungarian authorities accused of beating and starving migrants:

By |October 30th, 2016|Afghanistan, European Union, Politics|

Refugees Pile Up At Serbian-Hungarian Border

Saboor Nadem reports from the Serbian-Hungarian border where hundreds or more asylum seekers are now stranded. The migrants have come from a variety of countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, as well as African nations. Migrants camped outside the Serbian village of Horgos are praying, protesting and hunger-striking in attempt to gain permission to cross

By |July 27th, 2016|Afghanistan, European Union, News, Politics|

Afghans Ask Lithuania For Help As Taliban Goes On Offensive

Former interpreter Mohammad Mohammadi pictured with his children. The Taliban reportedly burned down Mohammadi's home and stole all of his family's land and possessions. By JOSH FRIEDMAN Six Afghans who served as interpreters for the Lithuanian military during the NATO war in Afghanistan have requested help from Lithuania’s government. Their call appears to

By |June 30th, 2016|Afghanistan, European Union, Featured, Greece, Josh Friedman, News, Politics|

Drone Strike Kills Taliban Leader

A U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour on Saturday, CNN reports. The strike occurred in a remote area of Pakistan near the Afghan border. The Pakistani government released a statement saying the drone strike was a violation of sovereignty.

By |May 22nd, 2016|Afghanistan, News in Brief, United States|

Flood Kills Five In Afghan Province

A flood killed five people and destroyed more than 40 homes and businesses in Afghanistan's Ghor Province on Monday. Ghor Province is the former home of Basir Yousofy and the Afghan interpreters who worked for the Lithuanian military.

By |May 2nd, 2016|Afghanistan, News in Brief|
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