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Iran Arrests Several People Over Wave Of Poisonings At Girls’ Schools

Several people in Iran have been arrested over a wave of suspected poison attacks at girls’ schools that have hospitalized thousands of students since they were first reported four months ago.

Iran Arrests Several People Over Wave of Poisonings at Girls’ Schools
Iran Arrests Several People Over Wave of Poisonings at Girls’ Schools

Several people in Iran have been arrested over a wave of suspected poison attacks at girls’ schools that have hospitalized thousands of students since they were first reported four months ago, a senior government official said.

Deputy Interior Minister Majid Mirahmadi didn’t give a precise number for those detained and told Iranian state TV on Tuesday that the arrests were made in five different provinces, without being specific. 

He said the incidents — which have sparked fresh protests at a time when Iran’s Islamic leadership faces unprecedented levels of popular dissent — have dropped significantly since Monday. 

Mirahmadi’s statement comes a day after Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, addressed the attacks for the first time and called them a “big crime” that should be “severely punished.” 

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