Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12:28 PM UT | Updated: February 17, 2021
Sabri Atman was born in Arbo, Nsibin (Tur Abdin, Assyria) in southeastern Turkey, in the indigenous lands of the Assyrians. He moved to Austria due to political reasons, and to Sweden five years later. He studied economics at the University of Gothenburg and has a master’s degree in human rights and genocide studies from Kingston University in London, Siena University in Italy, and Warsaw University in Poland. He also has a third master's degree in History from Massachusetts University.
Sabri Atman speaks for a homeless nation, carrying with him a rock from his village, as he wanders the world like all the stateless Assyrian people in the Diaspora continue to do because of religious and ethnic persecution of the indigenous Assyrians in the Middle East.
Sabri Atman is the founder and the director of the Assyrian Genocide Research, Seyfo Center and continues to contribute immensely to worldwide awareness of the Assyrian Genocide using international human rights laws. Sabri is also a member of The International Association of Genocide Scholars.