Speaking to Iranian state television, Nuri made a statement regarding the ongoing poisoning cases in schools and dormitories where female students attend.
Nuri stated that commissions were established in the Ministry of Education and Training and state directorates and that the incident is being investigated, “We understand the concerns of the parents and we apologize. We are following the issue seriously. We expect the issue to be clarified as soon as possible.” used the phrases.
Iranian Education and Training Minister Nuri, on the question of the distance education in schools where girls study, said that there has not been a decision on this issue yet.
On the other hand, according to Iranian media, poisoning cases were seen in many cities today.
While news came that 37 female students were poisoned in Tabriz, 46 in North Khorasan, 20 in Shiraz and 50 in Nishapur, similar incidents were reported in the cities of Mashhad and Zanjan.
In the meantime, according to the statement made by the Ministry, schools for girls in the city of Qom were closed on the occasion of the 15th day of Shaban.
protest from parents
On the other hand, according to the Iranian Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), parents who were worried about the health of their children gathered in front of the schools in some cities, and the security forces intervened in the protests in Rasht city.
In the city of Kashan, dozens of parents gathered in front of the Education and Training Directorate building to protest the incident.
In the city of Urmia, hundreds of students were poisoned at night in the girls’ dormitory with 450 students, and 29 people were treated at the hospital.
Yesterday, approximately 500 students were poisoned in 26 settlements, including the cities of Kermanshah, Nesimshahr, Hamadan, Bocnurd, Iylam, Tabriz, Urmiye, Zencan, Kum and Pakdesht.
Cases of poisoning by female students in Iran
Mass poisoning cases in schools in Iran since November 30, 2022 draw attention. It is stated that more than a thousand students were poisoned in approximately 100 days in the provinces of Kum, Loristan, Tehran, Ardebil, Kermanshah, Simnan, Mazenderan, Cheharmahal and Bakhtiari, Elburz and Rezevi Khorasan. The students show symptoms such as respiratory distress, nausea, headache and numbness in the limbs.
Aliriza Monadi Sefidan, Chairman of the Parliamentary Education, Research and Technology Commission, who is working on poisoning cases whose cause has not yet been clearly explained, said, “According to the follow-up and test results, it was determined that N2 (nitrogen) gas was found in the poison used in schools.” had made a statement.
Iranian Deputy Minister of Education and Training Yunus Penahi stated at a press conference on February 26 that they evaluated the poisoning of the students as intentional, “It was determined that some people wanted all schools, especially girls’ schools, to be closed.” he said.
The President of the Republic appointed Minister of Interior Ahmed Vahidi, Minister of Intelligence İsmail Hatib and Minister of Health Bahram Eynullahi on 1 March to investigate suspected poisoning incidents.
According to the claims of the opponents of the regime, there are some radical groups within the Iranian administration who want to avenge the Mahsa Emini demonstrations led by women.
Sources close to the Tehran administration, on the other hand, claim that anti-regime elements aiming to incite the people against the administration are behind the incident.
– Mahsa Emini shows
Mahsa Emini, 22, died on September 16, 2022 in Tehran, the capital of Iran, after being taken into custody by the Irshad patrols known as the “morality police”, and taken to the hospital after getting sick.
The demonstrations that started on 17 September 2022 in Sakkız, his hometown after Emini’s death, spread throughout the country and turned into anti-government protests.
Nearly 500 demonstrators were killed during the months-long events, and more than a hundred security personnel lost their lives.