Among thousands of refugees trapped on the Greek and Macedonian (FYROM) border there are some who qualify for asylum more than others. RT’s Roman Kosarev met a former US army interpreter, who can’t return home to Iraq because he faced death threats.
Ibrahim Ismael Ibrahim, a 26-year-old Iraqi is a former interpreter who worked for the US army during the NATO intervention in Iraq. Like many other Iraqis with such a work history, he can never go back: he started receiving death threats right after his tenure ended.
“I returned to Baghdad. People came at me one day, threatened me and pushed my shoulders, like an animal. I will never forget that,” he recalled.
Threatened numerous times and urged by his family to leave Iraq, Ibrahim had to flee his home town and for nearly a decade wander across Syria, Kurdish northern Iraq and Turkey, working odd jobs to support his family.