A Tripped Syrian Refugee Finds a Home in Spain

Last September, photos and video of a Syrian refugee named Osama Abdul Mohsen and his young son being tripped by a Hungarian camerawoman as he tried to flee border police near Serbia went viral. While much outrage was focused on the actions of the journalist Petra Laszlo (who was fired shortly afterward), Mohsen’s story caught the attention of a soccer training school near Madrid, Spain. The school found Mohsen a job as a liason officer, and now he spends his time between Spanish language classes, his new job, and two of his sons in their new home in Getafe. His wife and two more children remain in Turkey, waiting for visas to enter Spain.

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