The first reports of poisoning came in November last year.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called the mass poisoning of schoolgirls in the country an unforgivable crime and called for an investigation into the incident. Reuters writes about it.
The first cases of poisoning by an unknown substance were detected in the Iranian city of Qom in November last year – since then, hundreds of girls have reported ailments.
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On March 4, it became known that the poisoning had affected schoolgirls from more than 30 educational institutions across the country. The girls complained of headaches, heart palpitations and nausea, users wrote on social networks. After that, parents of students in Tehran and a number of other cities protested. Some politicians have suggested that religious groups opposed to girls’ education are behind the poisonings.