Abdul Azeez

In their <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100102211172" title="El Cajon" href="/topic/us/california/san-diego-county-%28california%29/el-cajon-PLGEO100100102211172.topic">El Cajon</a> apartment, Iraqi refugee Abdul Azeez, with his wife, Haifaa, shows how he was tortured with a glowing hot metal poker by gunmen who broke into his house in Baghdad. Before that their daughter had been kidnapped and $25,000 ransom demanded.  The Azeezes are among thousands of Iraqi families that fled their war-torn homeland, only to find joblessness, welfare lines and isolation amid fellow refugees in this city east of San Diego.
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( Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / February 23, 2010 )

In their El Cajon apartment, Iraqi refugee Abdul Azeez, with his wife, Haifaa, shows how he was tortured with a glowing hot metal poker by gunmen who broke into his house in Baghdad. Before that their daughter had been kidnapped and $25,000 ransom demanded. The Azeezes are among thousands of Iraqi families that fled their war-torn homeland, only to find joblessness, welfare lines and isolation amid fellow refugees in this city east of San Diego.

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