My Autism Journey
By Jeanet Oyeri| Published on June 15, 2021 | 4 Minute Read
Emmanuel is 25 years old, born in Cameroon. He moved to Sweden in 2013 with his family. He was officially diagnosed with autism level 2 and intellectual disability in October 2013 when he was 17 years old. He has lived in several different group homes in Stockholm. It wasn’t working for different reasons like most of the places where it was made for stubborn people.
In 2014 his finger was stabbed in one of the group homes and my family was told when we pressed charges that because of his autism he can not stand in court so they dropped the case. In 2018 Swedish police officers were pressing charges on him saying he fought and resisted them. In 2019, he was judged as a criminal for resisting and fighting Swedish police officers and sentenced to the Swedish notorious psychiatric facility Karsudden where my family was not allowed to visit him and we barely talk to him. My family is sharing how he is being tortured, locked up, over medicated on his Instagram account.
The last time we saw him was on the 25th of December 2020 after that my family hadn't seen him. When we asked to visit him, they said no because my family filmed him the last time we visited and put it on his Instagram account about how he is being over medicated.
About the Author
I’m Jeanet, Emmanuel’s sister, who is writing about his story.