Iran is again affected by a wave of intoxication in schools attended by girls. This Saturday, April 8, at least "60 students were poisoned in a girls' school in Haftkel", in the province of Khuzestan, in the South-West, indicated the news agency Iribnews, citing a local official. Schoolgirls were also intoxicated at "five schools in Ardabil, in the North West", where they showed "symptoms of anxiety, shortness of breath and headaches", added the same source. Finally, in Urmia, capital of the province of Western Azerbaijan, in the North-West, "an undetermined number" of pupils from a primary school were also affected "after a gas projection", indicated de his side the Ilna agency, without further details.
For more than four months now, the country has been affected by a mysterious case of poisoning of schoolgirls, caused by gases or toxic substances, causing faintness and fainting and sometimes followed by hospitalizations. MP Hamidreza Kazemi, head of the National Fact-Finding Commission in the case, said the body's final report would be released "in two weeks".
This case began two months after the beginning of the protest movement sparked in Iran by the death, on September 16, of Mahsa Amini, a young woman detained by the morality police, who accused her of having violated the strict Dress Code imposing , in particular, to women the wearing of the veil. The intoxications had ceased in early March after the announcement of a hundred arrests and then resumed three weeks later.