Episode 9

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26th Jun 2020

After Torture

In this episode, Fritz and Karam speak to two international mental health experts, Dr. Vedrana Mladina and Diana Rayes. They comment on the accounts of survivors we interviewed in the previous episode. And we ask them how exposure to war and torture affects survivors' lives, and what their needs are after torture to lead a healthy life.

  • Dr. Vedrana Mladina

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-vedrana-mladina-ab5a6775/?originalSubdomain=ae

  • Diana Rayes

https://timep.org/people/nonresident-fellows/diana-rayes/

  • About Alaa M.

In Arabic: https://baladi-news.com/ar/articles/61992

In English: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/world/europe/syria-doctor-torture-germany.html

In German: https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/foltervorwuerfe-generalbundesanwalt-nimmt-syrischen-arzt-aus-hessen-fest-a-e22a443e-b4ad-480f-b9aa-e18013d5dfe4

https://twitter.com/Ahmad1618A/status/1274990804902252544

  • Recommended by Diana rayes for Survivors

https://ipsocontext.org

https://www.diakoniewerk-simeon.de/beratung-integration/al-muntada/

https://www.nbhs.de/stadtteilarbeit/al-nadi-fuer-arabische-frauen

  • On Sara Hegazi

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/sarah-hegazi-funeral-1.5622673

  • Literature Recommended by Dr. vedrana Mladina

The Murad Code 

www.muradcode.com; https://www.muradcode.com/draft-murad-code

Narrative Exposure Therapy 

https://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/treatments/narrative-exposure-therapy

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Pauline Peek

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Pauline Peek is a research assistant, production assistant and history student who also happens to possess a bachelor’s degree in singing. Originally from the Netherlands, she is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

Fritz Streiff

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Fritz is an atrocity crimes and human rights lawyer who has a big problem with global injustice. He is currently based in Paris, France.

International justice is his big passion. Though podcasts follow pretty closely.

Karam Shoumali

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Karam Shoumali is a multi-lingual Syrian researcher, journalist, and expert on Syrian and Kurdish politics and the Syrian diaspora. Born and raised in Syria, He has played a major role in The New York Times’ coverage of the Syrian war and the resulting refugee crisis in Europe and Germany.