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Iranian Inmates Making Wood, Leather Handicrafts in Prison

Prisoners in a jail in Iran’s Isfahan are using their leisure time to make some money by making wood and leather handicrafts in industrial workshops.

New Law Gives New Life to 1000s of Iranian Inmates on Death Row

Criminals once on death row are now able to work during the day and sleep in prison at night after serving time for years and the adoption of a new law.

Iran, China to Hold Joint Addiction Workshop

The first Iranian-Chinese joint workshop on drug addiction will be held in Tehran mid-August with the participation of leading scholars and researchers from both countries.

‘The Warden’ Screened for Visually Impaired in Iran

For the first time in Iran, a film has been screened for the visually impaired people at Tehran’s Charsou Cinematic Complex.

‘High Number of Requests for Adoption of Children in Iran’

An Iranian official says there are currently 10 requests for adoption of per child in Iran, particularly after single women were recently authorized to apply for.

Afghanistan Producing 84% of World’s Opium: Iran

An Iranian official said above 84 percent of opium in the world originates from Afghanistan.

Acid Attackers in Iran May Face Capital Punishment

Iranian lawmakers have adopted a bill that allows the Judiciary to mete out capital punishment for acid attackers under certain circumstances.
Feeding Stations to Control Stray Dogs of Tehran

Stray Dogs of Tehran Controlled by Feeding Stations

A plan is set in motion to establish special locations outside the Iranian capital, Tehran, for feeding stray dogs.
Iranian MPs Vote to Step Up Acid Attack Punishment

Iranian MPs Vote to Step Up Acid Attack Punishment

The Iranian Parliament has passed legislation that steps up punishment for acid attacks and provides more support to survivors of such horrendous acts.

Young Offenders Stage Play in Support of ‘Iranian Oliver Twists’

A group of Iranian teenagers from the Juvenile Detention Centre in Tehran have staged a play named Oliver Twist based on the famous classic of the same name by British writer Charles Dickens, as part of a campaign to “support Iranian Oliver Twists.”