The Iranian community is facing a fragile situation in all areas. The coronavirus crisis has become a slaughterhouse for Iranians with daily casualties now reaching over 53,600, according to the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Today, the poverty caused by the oppression of the ruling mullahs is so severe that many Iranian workers are regularly committing suicide.
One of the regime analysts, Abbas Abdi wrote in an article in Etemad Daily: “The revolution was for the underprivileged people. Now we witness that workers or disabled people commit suicide by hanging themselves or setting themselves ablaze to protest against low wages and oppose their senior managers who boast being paid lucratively. How can this establishment ask the workers to bear the delay in paying their fees to counter sanctions?
#PMOI / #MEK #Iran has written about the regime’s failure to provide water to its citizens. Clean water is a basic human right, and this human rights violation by the #Iranian regime is often overlooked. https://t.co/6vAn3EpGwL #IRGCTerrorWithoutBorders #coronavirus @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/JC4aAo4V5q
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) June 20, 2020
In the meantime, the government pays hundreds of millions of dollars of loan to the same managers.”
He also wrote that: “The people who have no shelter see other privileged gaining hundreds and thousands billion dollars from illegal constructions, these people cannot accept that a house of a disabled old woman gets destructed. It may be acceptable that at some point, workers’ wages be paid later, but not for consecutive months. The government employer does not accept any responsibility for the behavior of its contractor or regulatory and judicial bodies do not take care of the issue. The result is that a desperate worker hangs himself in an oil-rich region, and this image becomes a symbol of injustice and the problems of the working class, or a disabled person in Kermanshah sets himself ablaze in front of responsible institutions.
“The current situation is like we are sitting in a gasoline-soaked cotton warehouse worrying about the slightest spark that will set it on fire. But who does not know that sparks will happen sooner or later? The environment must be refined from the capacity of fire. The general environment of society should not be such that everyone worries about the smallest sparks.”
Protests by people from all walks of life continue across #Iran as living conditions continue to deteriorate and the regime’s disastrous policies are pushing more Iranians into poverty throughout the country.https://t.co/lo8ol9Mzod
— People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) June 18, 2020
About 8 million people live around the cemeteries
Mohammadreza Mahboubfar, a member of the Spatial planning Association of Iran, said about the country’s marginal population that has grown to 38 million: “7,600,000 people live around cemeteries.”
Mahboubfar said on Sunday, May 24, 2020, to the website “Tabnak Ba To”: “In 2017, about 40 percent of the urban population of Iran were marginalized and poorly housed. But after three years in 2020, along with inflation and high prices in the housing sector, rising rents, etc., the marginalization percentage in the country has reached 45%.”
Harirchi, deputy Minister of Health, said in September 2019 that “80 percent of the people are unable to pay private hospital fees, 15 to 17 percent of people use supplementary insurance, and 3 to 5 percent go to private hospitals safely and at their own expense.”
#Iran: Regime-Affiliated Factory Owners Embezzle $1.4 Billion as Workers Remain Unpaid
Embezzlement of $1.4 billion by the members of the #Iranian regime who own the Haft Tappeh sugarcane factory in Khuzestan while workers’ salaries remain unpaid.https://t.co/Chbx4AuEdB
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) June 18, 2020
Government-affiliated individuals concentrate wealth in their hands, pushing the society toward poverty. With the severe repression that is taking place in Iran, people will eventually be ruined. Many Iranian regime officials keep warning of the situation similar to a powder-keg. And as the regime has acknowledged, who does not know that sparks will happen sooner or later?
The Iranian Resistance (PMOI / MEK Iran) and the regime confirm that there is a high chance of another uprising is close.