Overall, he said, the country feels “like a zoo.” He described the people he met as acting like they were in a kind of cage or giant prison, worried about having foreign contacts and worried to share their photos online or with outsiders.
“People told me, delete my contact when you leave,” he said.
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Iran has recruited foreigners, such as from Afghanistan and Pakistan, to fight, but it has also recruited many Iranians. They claim the government brainwashed these young men to go fight abroad.
In an exclusive interview with “Hungry” is a word Helobi used again and again to describe Iranians today.
Hungry because people are suffering from poverty, but also because the people are hungry for change. It’s not just about changing the government, it’s about doing anything they [need] to get change.” In December, he spent seven days traveling around Tehran and other areas in Iran.
Helobi described a seeming lawlessness when it comes to other aspects as well. Despite this, “You can find drugs but not alcohol,” he says.
He also says he found a surprising amount of prostitution.