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The Iranian Parliament has passed legislation that steps up punishment for acid attacks and provides more support to survivors of such horrendous acts.
Shapour Ebrahim, also known as Shapour A., is a 68-year-old senior Iranian writer who has passed a surprisingly difficult life before becoming famous.
Day schools in Iran used to expel married students and send them to boarding schools on the pretext that they would give their classmates early awareness of marital matters, but the expulsions are going to stop.
One year has passed since a deadly quake jolted the western province of Kermanshah in Iran, leaving over 600 people dead. From the early minutes after the tragic quake, many Iranians including celebrities rushed to the affected areas, offering help to their quake-hit fellowmen.
The lawyer of victims of the 2014 acid attacks in the central city of Isfahan says the assailants have not yet been found despite relentless efforts by provincial authorities, and the victims’ blood money were paid by the government.
An Iranian girl who has fallen victim to an acid attack is pushing for legislation that would ban the purchase and sale of acid to prevent further acid attacks in the future.
The news is filled with stories about people who have been able to overcome the battle of addiction. Though these stories are inspirational, few of them match Mohammad's story; an addict who stopped taking drugs after 20 years and became a cyclist travelling around the country.