Iranians held hostage by cruel Mullah mafias

Iranian rogue mullah regime not only has been patronizing terrorism and numerous forms of human rights violations, it has miserably failed in checking country’s alarming inflation rate, thus pushing the lives of millions of Iranians towards unimaginable sufferings and ordeals. In today’s Iran, large number of people even do not have enough cash to buy sausages and bologna. In one photo, a large billboard in an Iranian city advertises for teachers, employees, and pensioners to buy sausages and bologna in “installments”. Even bakeries in Iran sell bread to the customers in instalments to impoverished Iranians and keep books to record loans handed out to customers for bread. There are daily reports of the increase in the price of basic food items including sugar, eggs, cooking oil, and bread. Members of the ruling elites as well as influential figures in the regime and notorious Revolutionary Guards Corps or Quds Force are benefitting from such inflation by controlling the black market. In reality, today’s Iran is witnessing the nefarious activities of a Mullah Mafias.

The Chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce said Iran’s inflation rate is among the top ten countries with the highest inflation growth rate.

According to the state-run ISNA News Agency, Qolamhossein Shafei, the Chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, said Iran is in the top ten countries with the highest inflation growth rate among Venezuela, Sudan, Zimbabwe, and others.

“Iran’s Chamber of Commerce Research Center reports also confirmed the reduction of calorie consumption in Iran. From 2017 onwards, over 50% of Iranians consume less than the required 2,100 daily calories,” Shafei said.

Shafei also said poverty has had effects on the urban population, causing an increase in migration from rural areas to metropolitan areas. He added that this will increase city service expenses and cause management difficulties.

On October 4, the state-run Jamaran News website wrote that new statistics on Iran’s poverty show the number of poor people in Iran has doubled in the past decade, and another 4 million Iranians are now living under the international poverty line (US$5.5/day).

The state-run ILNA wrote on October 5 that economic problems including a rise in living costs have led to a decline in the purchasing power of Iranians. In an interview with ILNA, a citizen in Zanjan, northwestern Iran, said they have taken to scavenging trash bins to cover their living costs.

“I have two sons; one is 18 and the other is younger. My pensions don’t cover living costs. I gather at least 100,000 tomans (about US$3.5) from the city trash, ” said the local from Zanjan.

Another local from Zanjan who works as a trash scavenger said his father suffers from diabetes and his mother cleans other people’s homes.

In the past months, Iranian teachers, workers, pensioners, among other sectors gathered to protest their unpaid wages.

Iranian current and retired teachers protested in at 57 cities in September. Public school teachers make around 3 million tomans, US$100, which puts them under Iran’s 10 million toman line of poverty.

Three Iranian teachers committed suicide due to poverty in the past two months.

On September 22, a 39-year-old worker’s wife self-immolated since her husband had not received wages for five months in Dehdasht, western Iran. Mohammad Javad Erfani’s wife self-immolated, and he also sustained 30% burns while trying to extinguish the fire. Mohammad is the father of three children. His monthly wages are 5.8 million tomans (about US$209), which is less than the absolute poverty line in Iran.

On September 16, the Chairman of the Working Group of Iran’s Supreme Labor Council Wage Committee said the worker’s monthly wages are only enough for 10 days if paid.

Despite such acute economic crisis and high inflation, Iranian Mullah Mafias are busy in spending millions of dollars towards terrorist activities defying the sufferings of the people.

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