Still hiding in Iraq: one translator’s story

August 26, 2011

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(AP/Jacob Silberberg)
A woman pleads with a U.S. Army Captain, left, through an Iraqi translator, right, for the release of her son from U.S. custody.

We talk to an Iraqi translator who worked with the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division and with American trainers at the Baghdad Police Academy. In 2007, our guest was kidnapped and tortured. He fled Iraq and spent three years in Sweden until he was deported this year.

Our guest is currently in hiding in Iraq. He was recently denied a Special Immigrant Visa to the United States – a visa program that's intended to resettle Iraqis in similarly dangerous situations. He's working with The List Project and other organizations to try to find a safe home in another country.