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5000-7000 schoolgirls attacked 110 arrested

Iranian authorities have arrested 110 people on charges related to alleged poisoning at an all-girls school that has hospitalized hundreds of students since November.

Police Command spokesman Saeed Montazeral Mahdi said the arrests were the result of increased police patrols around the affected facility, the semi-official Mail News Agency reported.

Iranian girls hospitalized for poisoning.credit:iran international

Massive illnesses have spread to hundreds of schools in the past few months, with teachers and students reporting the presence of toxic gases and odors that cause vomiting and nausea. It coincides with the largest popular uprising against the Islamic Republic’s theocratic leader since the establishment of the Islamic Republic, in which women and girls play a central role.

The protests followed the death in police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish woman who was arrested for ignoring Islamic dress codes.

Female students staged a classroom protest denouncing the male clergy who run the country. Several teenage girls were beaten to death by security forces, according to the United Nations and several rights groups.

Iranian women shop in a commercial district north of Tehran in November without wearing the Muslim-mandated scarves.

Iranian women shop in a commercial district north of Tehran in November without wearing the Muslim-mandated scarves.credit:APs

Montazeralmahdi did not provide details of those arrested or whether police had identified the chemicals used. He said that in some cases “stink bombs” were deployed and that many cases were the result of “psychological factors” rather than intoxication.

Arrests were not made until the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke publicly to condemn attack First time last week.

Since nationwide protests erupted in September, the government has severely restricted independent media and arrested dozens of journalists. Authorities have also provided few details about what’s going on, but they’ve targeted reporters reporting on the addiction.

5000-7000 schoolgirls attacked 110 arrested

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