Experiences now recommend faculties throughout 21 of Iran’s 30 provinces have seen suspected circumstances, with ladies’ faculties the positioning of practically all of the incidents.
Extra circumstances of mysterious poisoning of Iranian schoolgirls have been reported in a number of provinces, native media reported, sparking requires the authorities to behave amid rising concern amongst dad and mom.
The most recent spate of poisonings affected a number of college students in two excessive faculties within the western metropolis of Abhar and within the southwestern metropolis of Ahvaz, ISNA information company mentioned on Sunday, quoting native well being officers.
Schoolgirls at a main faculty within the metropolis of Zanjan within the west have been additionally focused, ISNA added.
Extra circumstances have been reported within the holy metropolis of Mashhad within the northeast, Isfahan within the centre and Shiraz within the south, in keeping with native information companies.
Dozens of schoolgirls have been taken to native hospitals for remedy, the reviews mentioned.
Since late November, lots of of circumstances have been reported, primarily within the holy metropolis of Qom south of the capital Tehran, with no less than 52 faculties focused, in keeping with an official tally revealed on Saturday.
On Friday, President Ebrahim Raisi mentioned he had requested the ministers of intelligence and inside to comply with up on the poisoning circumstances, dubbing them “the enemy’s conspiracy to create worry and despair” among the many individuals.
Interviewed by the Fars information company, Deputy Inside Minister Majid Mirahmadi mentioned the “plotters of the poisoning of ladies” have been looking for “to shut the colleges”.
A whole bunch of Iranian ladies in numerous faculties undergo “delicate poison”, in keeping with the nation’s well being minister, with some politicians suggesting they may have been focused by teams opposed to ladies’ educationhttps://t.co/Y3mNFzVhyX
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‘Nervousness and stress’
He added, nonetheless, that these behind this motion have been additionally attempting to spark extra protests within the Islamic republic.
Mirahmadi was referring to the protest motion triggered in Iran by the September 16 loss of life in custody of Mahsa Amini, a younger ethnic Kurdish lady arrested for an alleged breach of strict gown guidelines for ladies.
Mirahmadi mentioned that many of the affected college students suffered problems because of “nervousness and stress”.
Final week, Iran’s Deputy Well being Minister Younes Panahi mentioned the poisonings have been aimed toward shutting down schooling for women.
The thriller surrounding the poisonings has gripped Iran, triggering a wave of anger throughout the nation and demand for motion from the authorities by nervous dad and mom.
Iran launches investigation after schoolgirls undergo poisoning
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