Pejman Moein Arrested over Protest against Poison Attacks on Schoolgirls

On March 4, in Ardabil, during a protest gathering held by the parents whose children were targeted by a poisoning attack at school, security forces arrested Pejman Moein and took him to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on March 4, 2023, Pejman Moein was arrested by security forces in Ardabil.

An informed source told HRANA that Moein was arrested during a protest held by the parents of the poisoned schoolgirls.

Moein’s whereabouts and the allegations against him are still unknown.

For about three months, serial poisoning attacks have been targeting hundreds of school students in several cities across Iran.

A member of the Health and Medical Commission of Iran’s Parliament called these incidents “intentional.” Moreover, one of the deputies of Iran’s ministry of health stated that with these attacks, “some want all schools, especially girls’ schools, to be closed down.”

Also, Mohammad-Taghi Fazel Meybodi, a religious scholar and university professor, called these incidents intentional attacks organized by “religious groups.”