The Campaign to stop “honor” killings strongly condemns the poisoning of Iranian schoolgirls
Six months have passed since the Women-Life-Freedom protest movement in Iran began. During these six months, more than five hundred people are murdered, thousands of protestors are in jail, death sentences are issued for many peopleو and so far seven young men are executed. The government attempts to silence the voice of the Iranian people, especially the young generation, by using all kinds of tactics including torture, forceful confession on National Television, fake news, and even showing porn/rape movies to students in schools to make them believe that this would happen to them if they participate in the demonstrations
In this unequal combat, young women and female students, are a considerable part of the protestors. The repressive police forces, who have not been able to silence the voices of the protestors since have been using gas poisoning in girls’ schools in different cities of Iran.
Gas poisoning of schoolgirls in the cities of Qom, Borujerd, Qazvin, Tehran, Karaj, Sari, Ardabil, Kermanshah, Rasht, Sanandaj, Lahijan, Hamedan, Zanjan, Tabriz, and some other cities is a new trick of the government. The poisoning of schoolgirls started on November 30th in the city of Qom, which, as usual, was initially met with denials or irresponsible statements by the authorities. The continuation of poisonings in schools during the past three months finally caused some government officials to react, including the Minister of Health and Medicine, who decided to send a team of experts to Qom to investigate.
Up to now two students, Fatemeh Rezaei and Sanaz Jamshidi, died due to the severity of toxic gas poisoning. The prosecutor of Qom threatened the family of Fatemeh Rezaei, to remain silent. Also, more than a few thousand students have been hospitalized and some stayed in the hospital to recover for a few hours. These Serial poisonings are part of the Taliban’s policies to suppress and forced girls to stay home and keep them away from education.
On February 2, some social networks announced that the Fadaiyan Velayat (a reactionary Islamist pro-government group) distributed a leaflet, saying that “Education of girls is forbidden and girls’ schools should be closed” and they threatened to continue spreading the poisoning of girls throughout Iran if girls’ schools are not closed”.
Therefore, it is certain that the poisoning of female students is not an accident, but is an organized and systematic practice, as the acid attack on females in the city of Isfahan was an organized action in 2014. It is the responsibility of the authorities to find the leaders and perpetrators of poisoning students and punish them. Any failure is considered cooperation with the criminals.
The Campaign Stop “Honor” Killings considers the serial and organized poisoning of female students in Iranian cities as part of the inhuman tricks of the agents of the Islamic government and condemns the use of such inhumane methods against female students.
Also, it requests all international organizations, especially the World Health Organization and UNICEF, to investigate the issue of the poisoning of Iranian girls by sending teams to Iran.
The Campaign Stop “honor” killings and signatories of this statement request all the international organizations, especially the World Health Organization, UNICEF and United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, to act fast and send teams of experts to Iran to investigate the issue of the poisoning of the Iranian school girls.
Stop “honor” Killings Campaign
Institutions, parties and civil organizations
Montreal Women Association
Germany & the Netherlands Society of Republican Supporters
Hamburg Society of Human Rights & Democracy for Iran
Iran-Swiss Cultural Society, Geneva
Esmail Khoie Foundation
Mothers of Park Laleh, Durthmoutmond
Supporters of Mothers of Park Lakeh, Hamburg
Supporters of Mothers of Park Laleh, Fersno
Institute of “Human Rights for All-For Iran
Kurdistan Centre for Human Rights
Montreal Mothers for Peace
Human Rights Campaign for Iran
Women for Freedom and Sustainable Equality
Independent Committee Against Suppression of Iranians, Paris
Committee in Defense of Human Rights in Iran(HEJA)
Committee to Defend Human Rights in Iran, Chicago
Committee “No to Islamic Republic “California, Orange County
Committee to Defend Political & Civil Activists Prisoners
Iranian National Solidarity , Fersno, California
Solidarity of Iran’s Republican Supporters , Montreal.
Solidarity for Human Rights in Iran, Calgary
Supporters of a Secular Republic in Iran
Society of Iranian Supporters of Secular Republic in Iran
International Coalition Against Violence in Iran (ICAVI)
Revolutionary Council of Prosecutors
Iranian Solidarity, California, Turlock & Modesto
Association of German and Dutch Republicans
Bahmad the youth in exile
Movement of democratic and secular Republicans of Iran
Solidarity for Human Rights in Iran – Calgary
Solidarity of Iranian Republicans (Haja) – Montreal
National Solidarity of Iranians of Fresno
Signatures of civil and political activists
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