On Tuesday, April 11, the poisoning of girls’ schools in Iran continued with a higher intensity.
According to reports, at least eight schools and conservatories in Shahin Shahr, Isfahan, including Manouchehr Ansari Girls’ School, Al Yassin Girls’ Conservatory, and Fahmideh School, were chemically attacked. In addition, girls’ schools in Shayan in Isfahan, Islamic Revolution in Tabriz, Khadijah Kobra in Oshnavieh, Shima Moradi in Kermanshah, and a school in Bandar Ganaveh were also attacked.
In some schools, regime officials are preventing the parents of students and ambulances from entering the school and are denying that any poisoning has occurred. In other schools, families are taking their children to medical centers themselves due to the lack of an available ambulance.
Since schools reopened on April 3, numerous students from schools located in Tehran and various other cities including Ardabil, Pardis, Karaj, Daulat Abad, Isfahan, Shahin Shahr, Tabriz, Maragheh, Ajabshir, Naqadeh, Piranshahr, Urmia, Oshnavieh, Bandar Ganaveh, Haftkel, Kohenjan Sarvestan, Qom, Sanandaj, Saqez, Diwandara, Kermanshah, and Amol have fallen victim to poisoning. Despite these incidents, the security, political, and propaganda organs of the regime persist in denying the events and deceiving the public.
According to a report on the state-run Salam-e No website, Mehrdad Weis Karami, a member of the Regime Parliament’s Education Commission, stated yesterday, “There was no poisoning at all; some students just felt sick due to inhaling the smell of oil. This is not poisoning!” In addition, the ISNA news agency quoted Mohammad Hossein Asafari, another member of parliament, who admitted that the regime’s actions were merely for show, stating, “The fact-finding committee tasked with investigating the causes of student poisoning did not produce results because the security apparatuses were unable to find any evidence of poisoning… The Ministry of Health has not yet determined the exact type of poisoning… If the situation continues in this manner, the committee’s report will not be ready for another two weeks.”
The Khabar Online website reported that Moinuddin Saeedi, a member of the regime’s parliament, commented on the police chief’s statement about using cameras to monitor women’s hijabs. He asked, “If these capabilities can detect crimes to such an extent, why aren’t they being used to investigate the poisoning of girls?”
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said that by committing a heinous crime during the holy month of Ramadan and the days commemorating Imam Ali’s martyrdom, Ali Khamenei is spreading this crime to different cities. She added that Khamenei is displaying a new level of vileness and brutality in order to prevent the people’s uprising. What a futile effort! because the women, girls, and rebellion youths have vowed to overthrow the inhumane regime, and that it will happen.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
April 11, 2023