Martina Burtscher

Fellow - Secret Prisons (Life After Guantánamo)
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Martina joined Reprieve in November 2016 and is a Fellow working on Reprieve’s “Life after Guantanamo” project.

She studied Arabic and Persian in the Middle East and France. She holds MA degrees in Political Sciences and International Development from the University of  Vienna..

Before coming to Reprieve, Martina managed the largest refugee shelter in Vienna during the 2015/16 refugee crisis. She spent many years in the Middle East. First as a student and freelance journalist during the Arab Spring, then as an ICRC delegate.

She is fluent in Arabic, English, German, Spanish, French and speaks some Farsi.