Iran, 100 arrested for poisoning schoolgirls

Among those arrested are people who “have motives hostile to the Islamic establishment”1

The Iranian Interior Ministry has announced the arrest of more than 100 people for the poisonings of female students that took place across the country. This was reported by the state agency Irna, referring to the poisoning of “students” without specifying their gender. The arrests took place in the provinces of Tehran, Qom, Zanjan, Khuzestan, Hamedan, Fars, Gilan, West and East Azerbaijan, Kordestan and Khorasan Razavi.

According to initial investigations, we read, a certain number of people spread “smelly and harmless substances” in schools. Among those arrested are individuals who “have hostile motives, they try to create fear and horror among the people and students, closing schools and creating pessimism” towards the Islamic establishmentwrites Irna again, adding that the investigators are trying to establish whether there are links with terrorist groups.