Presentation: Portraits of Syrian Torturers | Swedish Red Cross


Today I had the pleasure to present my work at the Swedish Red Cross offices in Malmö. Specifically, I spoke with practitioners based at the Swedish Red Cross Treatment Center for Persons affected by War and Torture.

My presentation sketched a ‘portrait of the Syrian torturer’ based on field research conducted in Beirut, Lebanon and numerous other secondary and primary sources.

Malmö hosts a large refugee population from the Middle East, including Syria, and many of those individuals have been adversely afflicted by the conflict in the region. That aside, Malmö now has the great honour of serving some of the best ‘argilla (shisha) in Europe.


Malmö Central Station.