Iranian Children living in boxes

Iranian Children living in boxes
by David ET

The following photos were taken in the ARYA SHAHR square. These child laborers sell fortune telling papers (Faal) and live and sleep in boxes in the midst of cold winter in Tehran.

This is what city of Aryans (Arya Shahr) has turned in to under the rule of the Ayatollahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Iran is the 2nd ranking OPEC oil producer.

To see more of the photos visit besooye azadi blog or


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Kaveh Nouraee

We both agree that it's wrong

by Kaveh Nouraee on

iand that in 2009 there's no place for it.

You have a good weekend too.


It has been the same........

by Souri on

with the previous government my dear. You maybe younger (I don't know) but from what I, saw at that time : same ol same ol........

The bank account in Swiss and the poor children selling stuff on the street, same thing with the last government, dear.........

but I know this debate is pointless, I wont' change your mind neither you would do mine :O))

Have a nice Week End.


good grief

by Anonymous fish (not verified) on

people live in boxes, or worse, in the US. can you really doubt they do in Iran?

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

we're talking about the same government that takes the oil revenue money and puts it in their Swiss bank accounts first, gives it to Hamas and Hezbollah second, then maybe gives some of what's left over to Iranians.

They shouldn't even be out there selling stuff. They should be in school.


dear Kaveh

by Souri on

Me too, I've heard about the poor children selling stuff on the street and when it is too cold (like this winter) they cover themselves with the boxes to be protected.

But living in the boxes, permanently ??

Not only the government don't let them do that, but also the people of Tehran ( and proud people of Iran in general) never let this happen.

Sorry, I don't believe it.

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

I've heard about kids living in boxes prior to this being posted. Relatives of mine who came to visit told us about it.

Even if the pictures aren't authentic, the situation is.


dear Kaveh

by Souri on

you are a smart guy, regardless of your opinion opposing mines.

Tell me really, can't you see the photo-shop effect on those pictures ?

Can't you see that in this picture above,  the box is not ON the ground ?

Can't you see on those other pictures at the link, the size of the bodies wrapped in the boxes, is not a " child body" size ? Those are the adult people and also the pictures are very badly made up digitally ?


Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

What does this have to do with Israel or Gaza?

Why do you feel compelled to make such a comparison?

Does your reasoning that this isn't worse than how children in Gaza are living make it acceptable to you somehow?

Damn it, as much as I don't want to see kids in Gaza suffering, these children are OURS, man! This is OUR country! These are OUR people!

Who the hell is anyone to criticize Israel for 60 years when our own kids are living like this after 3,000? They're in a state of war. Are we at war internally with Iranian babies now?


Not worse than Gaza children though

by Mehdi on

Israel is still by far the most cruel, ruthless and criminal anomoly in the Middle East. Death to any apartheird regime, I say. May there be a day where there is no such monsterous regimes killing and murdering freely.

Kaveh Nouraee

It Makes Me Want to Cry

by Kaveh Nouraee on

These poor kids are the future of our country, and we have people calling themselves Iranian who pay more attention to what's going on in Gaza.

To each and every one of you miserable pieces of garbage who allowed this, with your Hezbeh Gooz ideology that conceived, empowered and emboldened this IRANIAN nightmare called the IRI, I have one question:

Are you happy now?

Farhad Kashani

David ET jaan, as long as we

by Farhad Kashani on

David ET jaan, as long as we have "Islam Naab Mohammadi" and as long we bad mouth America, we don't need anything else!! From the words of the great Khomeini himself :Economy is for the donkey!!  

ebi amirhosseini


by ebi amirhosseini on

Any hope for them ?!

Ebi aka Haaji

David ET

Why wasn't this featured either?

by David ET on

Does the child have to be Palestinian to deserve more attention in

I ask that these two little innocent Iranian boys be named Iranians of the day on this site. 


khaleh mosheh

Zion says hard to watch

by khaleh mosheh on

But finds the Gaza bombing a spectator sport!!




Trully sad and shocking

by javaneh29 on

I am shocked and yet I am not shocked when I consider some of the other things that are allowed to go on in Iran now. I don't remember ever seeing anything like these pictures 30 years ago.

We are going back to Iran to live this year and Im really worried about what Im going to see there. I dont know if I will be able to do nothing.



this just breaks my

by Anonymous fish (not verified) on

this just breaks my heart.

this is Hope Day 2. Azarin, let's just continue to hope that things can and will change. First here, and then on to the rest of the world...:-)


Down with the IRI and its

by AnonymousX (not verified) on

Down with the IRI and its traitor supporters.


The silent little victims

by Fred on

Let alone the impoverished far flung places like Gonaveh and Zabol, in comparison to kids in Khaak-Sefid neighborhood of Tehran where one sees things that defies humanity, these two kids have it good. BTW, Arya Shahr has been renamed by the victorious Islamist revolutionaries to Sadeghieh and yes it is close to the Kennedy, now touheed circle. For the sake of humanity this Islamist regime has got to be overthrown.


Shocking that a country with

by desi on

Shocking that a country with such wealth can allow its children to live like this.  Billions spent on nuclear weaponry and stupid IRI agendas.  I thought the "Muslim" thing to do was to take care of the poor and disadvantaged.

Darius Kadivar

Truly Shameful

by Darius Kadivar on

Truly Sad.


Hard to watch

by Zion on


Azarin Sadegh

So sad...

by Azarin Sadegh on

I haven't been to Tehran in a long time, but I thought Arya Shahr was a pretty good neighborhood. As a teen I used to live close to Arya Shahr (Is it close to kennedy square?)

I can't believe it is the same neighborhood...I am just shocked.

Today was the inauguration of the new President, a day of hope for changes....Now I should thank you David for this "sinister" reminder, the remonder of another kind of change...