almedalen

“Ten Youth Closely Affiliated to Our Programs Were Shot To Death”

In our latest episode of “On Human Rights,” we come to you from the middle of the Baltic Sea. We’re on the small island of Gotland in Sweden where there’s an annual political gathering called Almedalen. The week-long event draws thousands from the political classes, different universities, civil society actors and business world.

Today we’re speaking to Simon Ebers. He does incredible work for an organization called Fryshuset. Simon works with helping young people get out of criminal gangs and right-wing extremist groups. We sat down to talk about the methods, why they do this work, and the factors that push youth into gangs and extremist groups.