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EU urges UN to investigate poisoning of Iranian schoolgirls – Middle East Monitor

European lawmakers have called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to conduct an investigation into the poisoning of tens of thousands of female students in Iran.

Earlier this month, Iranian state media and officials said clearly and announced a national investigation into “suspected poisoning” of at least hundreds of students (mostly girls) who were sick and hospitalized after apparently being exposed to toxic gases in dozens of schools over a period of about three months. Did.

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hamanei later said poisoning was an “unforgivable” crime and should be punishable by death if intentional, and authorities killed several people they said were linked to the incident. Arrested. The government also accused some of them of being associated with “foreign-based dissident media”.

While some politicians have reportedly denounced religious groups that oppose girls’ education, many activists blamed the government and its hijab protests on the attendance of many female students. In retaliation, it directly accuses the Iranian government and religious organizations of causing the poisoning. 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini died in custody of Iranian authorities since her September law.

Thursday’s European Parliament resolution condemned in the strongest terms “this brutal attempt to silence Iranian women and girls” and urged EU member states to call on those who need to leave Iran, especially women. Urged to start issuing visas, asylum and emergency grants. and a girl. ”

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20230318-eu-urges-un-to-investigate-iran-schoolgirls-poisonings/ EU urges UN to investigate poisoning of Iranian schoolgirls – Middle East Monitor

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