The couple won't say why they left Iran.
Did something bad happen?
"Yes," Peiman Karimi, the husband, says. "Not me. To Neda.”
Neda Sharifi Khalafabadi says she doesn’t feel comfortable to talk about it because it would bring everything back. All she says is her case is religious. The rest is confidential.
The U.S. defines a refugee as someone with a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country. Iran is a majority Muslim country. Religious minorities face discrimination, surveillance and arrest.