Nasser (29) from Baghdad, Iraq, walking past the Shia Saida Zainab mosque in the Damascus suburb of the same name. Nasser says Shia militiamen caught him during a homophobic attack on him and his boyfriend in Iraq. His legs were broken, throat cut, and his testicles severely injured under their shoes. After seeking asylum from Syria where he arrived in a wheelchair, Nasser said he misses his boyfriend who was killed in the attack when superglue was injected into his anal cavity. Nasser was a photographer working for a Baghdad newspaper before the attack. Due to a robbery in Damascus, and the subsequent violence since 2011, he returned to Iraq where he lives in hiding.