2018

 Crime Wave Tehran was compiled by Pouria Khojastehpay through individual submissions, research in Iranian media archives, and social media.  This book provides a glimpse behind the curtain of state-censorship and takes a closer look into the life of Iranian organized crime group members. Their activity went beyond gang fights, larceny, and escalated into the illegal arms and drug trade, bank robberies, dog fighting, human trafficking, and contract killing.  From battle scars and prayers, to criminal tattoos and blood spilt for gold, the Iranian criminals are united by a life in between crime and their devotion to Shia Islam.

Crime Wave Tehran was compiled by Pouria Khojastehpay through individual submissions, research in Iranian media archives, and social media.

This book provides a glimpse behind the curtain of state-censorship and takes a closer look into the life of Iranian organized crime group members. Their activity went beyond gang fights, larceny, and escalated into the illegal arms and drug trade, bank robberies, dog fighting, human trafficking, and contract killing.

From battle scars and prayers, to criminal tattoos and blood spilt for gold, the Iranian criminals are united by a life in between crime and their devotion to Shia Islam.