MEK Iran: Iranian People Forced to Sell their Organs as Regimes Plunges Economy into Turmoil
The Iranian regime has driven Iran into an economic crisis and the Iranian people into a state of abject poverty. While the mullahs of the regime continue to focus on upping production and monopolizing oil, petrochemicals, fisheries, mines, and land for their monetary gain, they neglect the citizens of Iran who work to line their pockets.
The US embassy in Iraq estimates that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has a personal wealth of around $200 billion and corruption is present from the very top of the regime order. This is while, reports show, 80% of Iranians suffer from poverty, and 4% of the Iranian population holds wealth that is equal to that of the rest of the whole population.
— Iran Focus (@Iran_Focus) November 2, 2020
The price of basic goods in Iran are also being raised in secret by the regime, such as the cost of fruit and meat. Many people are also unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic which has devastated Iran. Over 141,700 people have died of the coronavirus in Iran, according to reports by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Workers are struggling under such tough economic conditions, often not having their salaries paid or being paid an inadequate amount to afford Iran’s inflated prices.
Shockingly, poverty in Iran has become so extreme that people are being forced to sell their organs just to survive. The practice of selling organs is even running as a legitimate trade in Iran, with a telegram channel that advertises human organs for sale.
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) August 12, 2015
Arman daily wrote on 31 October “Some heads of households have turned to sell kidneys and livers to make a living and solve financial problems. In the meantime, a telegram channel with 140,000 members advertises the sale of kidneys and liver, and the liver is priced at 2 billion rials [$6,666], and kidneys from 1-1.5 billion rials [$3,333-5,000], depending on the age of the people and the type of blood.”
“There is not a day that someone does not text me [admin of a telegram channel selling kidneys and livers] to advertise the sale of his kidneys and liver, there were so many requests that we agreed to publish them. People are really in trouble, one of these people whom I know closely has earned 2 billion rials [$6,666] for his liver, his little child is sick and has a tumor on his head, he comes to Tehran from Bandar Jask to be treated,” the article continued.
Poverty in #Iran has caused people to sell their organs, to get little money to continue their lives
Sign in his hand:
"My left kidney for sale at a price of 5 million tomans – Blood type O+" pic.twitter.com/SWWzorrrTx
— mahsti25 (@Metanat8) October 13, 2018
The Iranian state-run daily Etemad warned the regime of the uprising that is destined to take place if conditions for workers are not improved and the Iranian people continue to be subject to such poverty.
Etemad daily reported on 28 October: “Iranian workers, men or women, who have been hired by a more desperate employer are waiting for a promised ‘it’ [referring to the change and uprising of the people] in these virus-struck days, hopeless about the opening of any door that he/she has knocked.”
“Officials sitting in government seats and their supporters playing the role of oppressors should be afraid of this ‘it’. They should be very scared. From this ‘it’ which, when the time comes for it to appear, penetrates through the invisible seams of every advice and fence and protection and camouflage, and burns the roots and dries up the hopes, and does not even allow for regret and the effect of negligence. Officials sitting in government seats and government supporters should be afraid of this ‘it’. They should be very scared,” Etemad concluded.
#Iran – Ads for kidney sales
Reads: " We're a family of 7 people from the earthquake-stricken city "Sarpole Zahab", we want to sell our kidneys to build a house."
The Iranian people have turned to sell their organs due to poverty, while @khamenei_ir 's wealth is $200 billion. pic.twitter.com/N5UnhHLZKY
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) May 26, 2019
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), has exposed information about this shocking practice that is becoming increasingly common.
The (PMOI / MEK Iran) sources from inside Iran report that kidneys are the most common organ to be found on the market, followed by blood plasma and livers.
In another report, the (PMOI / MEK Iran) sources said: “The tragedy of Iranians people, especially the youths, selling their body parts to survive or to address their own basic needs is an untold catastrophe.”
Shahin Gobadi, spokesperson for the People’s Mojahedin Organization (PMOI / MEK Iran) has stated that: “The bitter reality is that the overwhelming majority of peoples are living in poverty due to the regime’s policies and conduct, such as spending an estimated $300 billion on its nuclear weapons program; and plundering astronomical amounts of the nation’s wealth has become a common practice among the regime’s top officials who live a lavish life of luxury.”
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): The only way to end poverty, corruption, unemployment, and disease, is overthrowing the clerical regime and establishing democracy and people’s sovereignty in Iran.
The only way to end poverty, corruption, unemployment and disease, is overthrowing the clerical regime and establishing democracy and people’s sovereignty in #Iran. #FreeIran pic.twitter.com/eUtaL6fylx
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) October 31, 2020
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