Sacramento's Afghan refugees suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder
December 31, 2016
On Tuesday Aug. 2, 2016, one year after Faisal Razmal was shot in the left eye with a flare gun and blinded, he feels frustrated that the gang member that attacked him inside Sky Villa Apartments has not been tried. Razmal says there was no security and the gate was open the day he was attacked and wants to sue the complex. He was told he couldn’t go forward with legal action against the complex until the trial has concluded and it’s been postponed until mid-January. He struggles to pay his bills and hasn’t been able to find a permanent job and is in therapy dealing with PTSD.
Renée C. Byer
After trapping a rat in their apartment Faisal Razmal attends to his two children Bib Maryam, 2 1/2, left, and Malek Mohammad Omar Razmal, 8-months old, on Wed., July 27, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. The children had been playing close to the trap placed behind the stove and he moved them away.
Renee C. Byer
Malek Mohammad Omar Razmal, 8-months old, center, plays close near a rat trap inside their apartment with sister Bib Maryam, 2 1/2, on Wed., July 27, 2016 in Sacramento, Calif. Their father Faisal Razmal said he called the leasing office and they offered no help after he explained his wife saw a “big mouse” in the apartment and he didn’t know what to do. He then bought his own trap and that evening caught a rat.
Renée C. Byer
Faisal Razmal carries garbage from his apartment with his daughter Bib Maryam on Tues., Aug. 2,…
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