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Iran: Rate of suicide rising in response to poverty and pressure from the regime

By INU Staff
INU - Laveh Ahmadi-nia, a Kurd from the city of Sanandaj was a street vendor when he was arrested by municipal officers and his goods were confiscated. After he was released from prison, the authorities refused to return his belongings, thereby depriving him of his livelihood. As a result, he set himself on fire on May 13 near Mother Square, in front of the local office of the regime’s Industry and Mine Department in Sanandaj. He is now in hospital in critical condition.

Top Iran official acknowledges 70% unemployment rate

By INU Staff
INU - Morteza Mir-Bagheri, the Iranian regime’s Deputy Interior Minister, has admitted that Iran is faced with economic ruin. State-run ISNA news reported the remarks on April 12. Mir-Bagheri stated that there was 70% unemployment in 1200 towns and 40-60% in 420 counties across Iran. Slum populations have increase by 100%, he said. With 15 million people now deprived of basic services, 10 million living in slums and five million in ghettoes, Mir-Bagheri drew attention to the rising divorce rate.

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