Families of Iran crash victims put lives back together
Amirali Alavi, whose mother Neda Sadighi was killed in the plane downing in Iran last month, poses with his father Farzad Alavi (standing) at their home in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. Grief-stricken relatives of passengers killed aboard an airliner...more
Meisam Salahi looks at a photo of his younger brother Mohsen and sister-in-law Mahsa Amirliravi, who were passengers on the flight. Iran admitted it shot down the Ukrainian airliner by mistake on Jan. 8, killing all 176 people aboard including 57...more
Meisam Salahi, 34, wants to return his brother's car to the dealership where it was leased, deal with mortgage payments on the couple's home and collect rent from their tenants. But without a death certificate - sometimes delayed after aviation...more
Farzad Alavi is reflected in a mirror with a photo of his wife Neda Sadighi at home in Thornhill. For Farzhad and Amirali Alavi, Farzad and Sadighi's son, traveling to Iran after the crash was a trek that included a dash to Washington to get Iranian...more
Amirali Alavi, 27, said he and his father were detained for questioning by U.S. border agents before he was allowed to cross at 2 a.m. His father was denied entry and returned to Canada on foot while Alavi drove on to Washington alone. It was nearly...more
"We haven't even started to deal with the aftermath," added Amirali Alavi, pictured here at a memorial in Toronto. "These past two weeks have been really tough emotionally, and at the same time, all the work we had to do, it didn't leave us with much...more
Immigration advocacy groups have criticized detentions of Iranian nationals at the U.S.-Canadian border in the aftermath of an American drone strike that killed a top Iranian general on Jan. 3. A Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) representative...more
Meisam Salahi, whose younger brother Mohsen Salahi and sister-in-law Mahsa Amirliravi were killed, poses at his home in Richmond Hill. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
Farzad Alavi, whose wife Neda Sadighi was killed, makes tea at his home in Thornhill. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
Amirali Alavi serves tea at home in Thornhill. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
Meisam Salahi smokes a cigarette at his home. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
Cigarette butts are seen at the home of Meisam Salahi. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
A photo of Neda Sadighi is seen in the home of Amirali Alavi and Farzad Alavi. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
Images of Mohsen Salahi and Mahsa Amirliravi, who were killed in the Ukrainian passenger jet shot down in Iran, are seen at Meisam Salahi's home in Richmond Hill. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
Flowers are seen at the home of Meisam Salahi. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
Meisam Salahi fills a tea kettle at his home in Richmond Hill. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio
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