More than 100 people have been arrested in Iran on suspicion of poisoning schoolgirls – Reuters
The sequence of events “caused fear and panic,” the Home Office said.
Iran’s Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that it had arrested more than 100 suspects in connection with the poisoning of schools in the country. The spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called “maximum sentence” authors.
The arrests took place in Tehran and 10 other provinces, according to a ministry statement cited by the IRNA news agency.
Some of those arrested used it “harmless and unpleasant odors” Incite panic and close schools, according to a statement from the ministry. with others “hostile motives” used unknown substances “Creating fear and panic among students, closing schools and creating pessimism (about the Islamic establishment).” continued.
The ministry announced that it is investigating whether the latter group has ties to the Mujahideen People’s Organization, a terrorist group allegedly supported by the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Mysterious events await Iran “Good” Poisonings, apparent attacks at over 50 schools since last November. More than 1,000 schoolgirls were affected, prompting outrage from parents and some to withdraw their children from school altogether.
There have been several theories about who was behind the alleged poisonings. President Ebrahim Raisi accused Iran outside “enemies”, Deputy Health Minister Younes Panahi suggested that extremist religious groups opposed to women’s education may be involved.
Khamenei promised a tough response. Speaking to reporters earlier this week, he called the events a “unforgivable crime” and said so “If it is proven that the students were poisoned, the culprits must be punished to the maximum without mercy.”
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