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Iran Focus

London, 6 Jun - Mahmoud Hakamian, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), wrote a shocking piece on the rise of addiction among young people in Iran.

Drug addiction is a painful, debilitating illness that predominately affects the most marginalised in society, most notably the poor. There are many reasons for this but they are all related to disenfranchisement and discrimination and the ability of drugs to take away the pain for at least a period of time.

Iran Focus

London, 19 Apr - Hundreds of babies in Iran were born addicted to drugs during 2016, according to government officials.

The state official, quoted in the state-run paper, Qanoon, on April 9, said: "In [the first nine months of 2016], 384 infants were born influenced by addictive drugs.”

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