Prison torture survivor admitted to top US university

A Syrian refugee and former detainee who underwent three years of torture in the Assad regime’s prison system has been admitted into the prestigious Georgetown University in the United States, reports the Middle East Monitor.

Omar Alshoghre, now a Sweden-based public speaker and activist who seeks to educate the world on his experience, posted a video of himself celebrating the university’s acceptance in the mountains of Norway last week, exclaiming “I’ve made it to Georgetown!”

Speaking to Middle East Monitor, Alshoghre said: “My admission to Georgetown University is an act of defiance against the Syrian regime. For years they tried to break me, but this decision proves they failed. They could not break me, instead they made me stronger.”
Full report on the Middle East Monitor site