Iran ‘jail restaurant’ aims to free bad debt inmates

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Tue, 2022-02-08 23:26

TEHRAN: Two Iranian ex-prisoners have opened a successful “jail restaurant” to help raise funds to free convicts languishing behind bars for unpaid debts.

A storefront picture of their “Cell 16” diner in eastern Tehran shows a frustrated prisoner holding a chicken leg in one hand and trying with the other to bend the bars of his cell to escape. The idea of the restaurant was hatched in prison.

“I met my partner while we were in police custody,” Benyamin Nakhat, 31, said.

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