Two Iranian Refugees Seek a New Life in Las Vegas

Photo: Leila Navidi
Las Vegas Weekly | April 8, 2010
Mokhtar Hossein and Jamshid Afshar are both survivors. Both men lost their fathers to the Khomeini regime that ruled Iran from 1979 to 1989. A firing squad shot Hossein’s father, an Air Force colonel. After the regime put Afshar’s father, an Army sergeant, in jail for two years, he was finally released: a psychologically battered alcoholic. Both also fought as teenagers in the Iraq-Iran war. And now they are both refugees.

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