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Saman Arastoo

Agonizing Odyssey of Iranian Transsexual: From Despair to Survival

Saman Arastoo, an Iranian actor and director, was born a woman, but he soon found out that he is very different from his peers.
Muslim Seminary Student Saves Suicidal Girl’s Life

Muslim Seminary Student Saves Suicidal Girl’s Life

A Muslim seminary student has talked a young girl out of committing suicide in Tabriz, a city in northwestern Iran.
All Iranian Draftees Must Pass Addiction Prevention Courses

All Iranian Draftees Must Pass Addiction Prevention Courses

An anti-drug official says all Iranian men doing their military services are required to pass compulsory training courses on addiction prevention; otherwise, their military service completion certificate will not be issued.
Iranian Artists, Politicians Raise Money for Release of Women Prisoners

Iranian Artists, Politicians Raise Money for Release of Women Prisoners

Several Iranian artists and politicians gathered in a ceremony to raise money for the release of female prisoners jailed for unintentional crimes.
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Folklore Doll, Symbol of Iranian Girls Deprived of Education

By making and selling such handicrafts as folklore dolls, the girls deprived of education in southeastern Iran welcome the Persian New Year.
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Unusual Sentence for Teenage Criminal

A judge in southern Iran has sentenced a teenager charged with carrying illicit drugs to learn Islamic rules instead of going to jail.
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Iranian Women Often Don’t Report Sexual Abuse

Despite certain regulations on violence against Iranian women, the ones who suffer sexual abuse often don’t disclose it due to a lack of social support.
Kambiz Derambakhsh

Renowned Iranian Artist Holds Painting Workshop for Child Labourers

Kambiz Derambakhsh, an acclaimed Iranian graphic designer and cartoonist, has held a painting workshop for Iranian working children.
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Iran and Afghanistan: Two Nations, One Culture

Geographical boundaries have split Iranians and Afghans, but they are two peoples with a common culture and language, says an Afghan poet who has become the first refugee in Iran to assume an official position.
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Family of 17-Year-Old Victim Pardons His Murderer

A convict who had been sentenced to death for killing a boy at his 17 was pardoned by the victim’s next of kin.

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