Parvin's story

Parvin fled Iran with her husband Jalil and their two children, Pouya and Sama, because the Iranian police were searching for Jalil. The family arrived in Denmark in June 2015 and still live at an asylum center. They have had their application for asylum denied, but are still hoping to get a residence permit.

Meet Parvin (b. 1984), Kurd from Iran. 


Parvin fled Iran with her husband Jalil and their two children, Pouya and Sama, because the Iranian police were searching for Jalil. 

He was persecuted by the police because he had participated in a demonstration in the city of Mahabad against an Iranian officer’s rape of a local Kurdish girl. After the rape the Iranian officer had thrown the girl out of a window from the 4th floor. 

After two days of demonstration, the Iranian police began to arrest the protesters and put them in jail. One of Jalil’s friends who had also participated in the demonstration was arrested and afterwards the police arrived at Jalil’s house in search for him. 

He was not at home but his sister let him know about the police’s visit and told him that he could not come back.

At first, Parvin and her family fled to a nearby city. After a while they managed to escape through Turkey and Italy and from there to Denmark. 


They arrived in Denmark in June 2015 and still live at the asylum center ‘Slottet’. 

The family has had their application for asylum denied. They are still hoping to get a residence permit and will have their case reassessed by the Danish Refugee Board in the spring of 2018.



Photo by Martin Thaulow, Copyright © Refugee.Today/Good people.

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