Coercive Control in Conflict Implications for Syria

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Joanne Hopkins


Today the phone threats start up again in the most awful way. I am terrified to be so closely monitored … a single nod makes me shut my Facebook account … less than fifteen minutes after posting a comment I get a phone call from him … all these thoughts make me an even more nervous creature. So they will not come into contact with my extreme anxiety, I steer clear of my friends …

This quote is from Samar Yazbek and it describes her experience of living and working in Syria as a journalist in 2011.

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