An employee at one of the oil companies in Iran tells me that poverty, or how he put it as the economic death, has hijacked the people. He is a witness of how modern and educated people have transformed into smugglers. These smugglings and thefts mostly lead up to killings by individuals or groups who want revenge. Murder tolls are on the rise, he says, due to these scams, mainly in the deprived cities of southern regions of Iran such as Ahwaz. He is keen to mention that none of this is published and nobody knows about it because the government and local authorities will have to deal with the conditions but it has no such decision to do so.
This oil worker continues to speak in bitter words telling me; in our area, it has become common for shopkeepers to close their stores at 8 pm as the poverty-living…
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Please correct the “He” in second sentence and put “I” instead. Regards Laila Jazayeri Published by shahriarkia
I am a political analyst and member of the Iranian opposition, the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, also known as the MEK). He graduated from North Texas University. Follow me on twitter @shahriarkia View all posts by shahriarkia