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Topic - Jafar Azimzadeh
For weeks, a manifesto complaining about Iran's stumbling economy circulated in secret among factories and workshops. Organizers asked for signatures and the pages began to fill up. In the end, some 10,000 names were attached to the petition addressed to Iran's labor minister in one of the most wide-reaching public outcries over the state of the country's economy.
For weeks, a manifesto complaining about Iran's stumbling economy circulated in secret among factories and workshops.
"Workers would not stay at the level of writing petitions," he said. "They would go toward street gatherings and other actions."
Jafar Azimzadeh, a labor rights activist and gas-pipe fitter, warned of stronger fallout if the government does not find ways to prop up salaries and rein in prices.