MEK Iran: Poor People Affected the Most When Forced to Return to Work
Unfortunately, Iran has 19 million “slum dwellers” who mainly reside in the bigger cities which are affected the most by COVID-19. This affects the poor the most because if they don’t go back to work they face starvation, but they are also more likely to die from contracting COVID-19.
True COVID-19 fatalities reach 43,600
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK Iran) keeps up-to-date with the true fatality rates from COVID-19. On Friday 22th May that stood at an alarming 43,600 in 319 cities. With these sorts of numbers and no real sign of a fall, the regime should be encouraging people to quarantine until it is safe to return to normal activities. But because the regime is more afraid of an uprising taking place as people go hungry it has chosen to tell people to return to work. Now it is blaming these people for the rise in COVID-19 numbers.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) May 22, 2020
The state-run daily, the “Eghtesad Saramad,” reported on Wednesday that the lower-income classes are mainly responsible for spreading the virus, but they cannot consider quarantining them as that would mean them dying from starvation. They do not have many choices to protect their lives.
Hamdeli, another state-run daily, explained that a family of four with an income of 9 million Tomans is on the poverty line. The minimum wage for many Iranian families is 2.8 million Tomans. This means there is a shortfall of more than 6 million Tomans between the average income earner and the current poverty line.
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, Hassan Rouhani, the regime’s president has deceived and lied to the people concerning the true figures of lives lost to the virus. It has got to the point now that even state-run media outlets are admitting to the true nature of the crisis and are not covering up the facts reported by the regime.
Mrs. Maraym Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) is shocked by the remarks made by Rouhani when he said that the country has been making gradual progress in the current difficult times. She not only calls this a “preposterous” claim but she is saying Rouhani supports a “party of lies.” The lies are so obvious that even the regime’s experts can see Iran is on the edge of a massive explosion of protests.
The regime’s sociologist, Saeed Moidfar, told the state-run Etemad Online website that there is now no longer a future for the mullahs’ regime and it is close to annihilation. His reason for saying this is that the regime has refused to adapt to changing circumstances and is now moving in the wrong direction which will lead to its eventual demise. It is now experiencing international isolation, severe economic pressure, and high levels of dissatisfaction.
According to the latest figures reported by the PMOI / MEK Iran, more than 43,600 people have died after becoming ill will COVID-19 which has spread to 319 cities across the country. https://t.co/m7ju7hBFcP#Iran #MEK #COVIDー19 @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/khfPJfBsWP
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) May 23, 2020
In November 2019 and January 2020 signs of dissatisfaction were real as massive protests took place throughout the country organized by the Iranian Resistance (the MEK Resistance Units). Mrs. Rajavi said: “Today, regime change in Iran is indispensable not only to freedom and democracy in Iran but also to the health of each individual in Iran and the protection of their houses, cities, and villages against natural disasters.”