Iranian Dissident Blames Government For School Attacks

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Saeed Ghasseminejad, a senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) who spent time in Iran’s infamous Evin Prison in Tehran for his opposition of the current regime, thinks that Iran’s government is behind the more than 300 chemical attacks which targeted school-aged girls. “These attacks are most probably designed to punish and scare the Iranian people for the widespread protests that erupted in September 2022 after the murder of Mahsa Amini.  Given the totalitarian nature of the regime in Tehran and its massive investment in and obsession with monitoring and controlling the society, it is preposterous to believe that such attacks could have happened without the green light from the security and intelligence establishment.”  Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi ordered an investigation into the matter last month.