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As Iranian officials launch campaigns to collect child workers and beggars and remove them from the streets, State-run Salamat News website investigated the problem. Its report reads, “Rounding up drug addicts, homeless people living in the streets, runaway girls, beggars and many others that have ended up in such situations as a result of poverty and the class gap in our society have ended in failure as a result of hasty measures carried out by authorities.” 

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INU - While Iran regime officials beat up and remove the homeless taking refuge and sleeping in empty graves in cold weather, Rouhani tries to justify grave sleeping by stating, “The Grave Sleepers live in graves to save themselves from the cold.”

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INU - Social networking is popular among people, especially young people, but it has turned into a security crisis for the Iranian regime. Despite regime’s measures to censor, filter and control the Internet, nearly 22 million Iranians have joined the Telegram social network, according to figures.

In an article on December 6th the National Council of Resistance of Iran wrote about the protests that occurred on the occasion of Student Day.  Students from universities in several cities staged demonstrations and protest gatherings to express their anger towards the regime.

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INU - 14% raise in wages is meager compared to the inflation rate

In an interview with the state-run ILNA news agency, the head of the Corporate Association of Mine Workers of Chadoromlou (Toos Asphalt Company), noted the hiking price of food stuff over the past few days in Iran and said, "In our negotiations last year on the wages, it was completely clear and predictable that a 14% wage increase is not sufficient for the expenses of the workers' families."

On November 20, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported that at a press conference with Tasnim news agency on November 20, the anniversary of the adoption of the labor law, Iran's chief of the Construction Workers Association, Akbar Shokat, stated, “According to experts the monthly income of less than $580, is considered below the poverty line and while the construction workers monthly salary is $230, this figure is not the poverty line anymore, this is the misery line!”

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